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Are you looking for an engaging activity to add to your ice cream theme?

Review colors, build words, and challenge your student to be creative with these Ice Cream Color Word Playdough Mats.

The ice cream color word playdough mats includes these colors: blue, orange, green, red, yellow, purple, pink, brown, gray, and white.

How to Use the Ice Cream Color Word Playdough Mats

The ice cream color word playdough mats are simple to use.

  1. Print the ice cream color word playdough mats.
  2. Laminate the mats or put them in dry erase pockets.
  3. Get out a variety of colors of playdough.
  4. Show your student how roll the dough into long snake-like shapes. Form the lines of dough into the letters of the color word on the playdough mat.
  5. Let your student go for it!
  6. You can use this time to review colors and practice learning letters (and even some letter sounds).

Benefits of Playing with Playdough

Playdough is a great toy for your preschool or kindergarten student. It provides several benefits:

Strengthens Grip
Squeezing, squishing, and warming up the playdough helps to strengthen your student’s grip.

Builds Fine Motor Skills
Rolling the dough into the snake-like shape and using it to fill the color word helps build your student’s fine motor skills.

Boosts Creativity
After your student builds the ice cream color words, challenge her to create something out of that color of playdough. Can she make a pink ice cream cone? What other things are pink? (cotton candy, a tutu, flamingo, etc.) Encourage her to use her imagination to build other pink things.

You can also use the ice cream playdough mats to spur on more creativity. Since the set includes ten different colors of ice cream, imagine or invent ten flavors that go with the colors. “What flavor is the blue ice cream?” You can discuss this as your student works her way through the mats. Have fun!

Download the Ice Cream Color Word Playdough Mats

Download a copy of the free ice cream color word playdough mats by clicking the image below.

Ice Cream Color Word Playdough Mats

More Sweet Treat Themed Resources

If your student has a sweet tooth, consider planning an entire sweet treat themed unit. We have more sweet treat resources for you.

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