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Hands-on fun and math collide in this fun activity–jellyfish shape playdough mats.

Benefits of the Jellyfish Shape Playdough Mats

The shape playdough mats provide several benefits for your little learners:

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

Builds Fine Motor Skills
Rolling the dough into pieces and flattening it to fill the shape on the playdough mat helps boost your student’s fine motor skills.

Boosts Creativity
After your student builds the shape, give your student a challenge to turn the shape into something. For instance, a star could become a starfish or a crescent could become a boat.

Analyze Shapes
You can also use the playdough mats to help your student analyze two-dimensional shapes. Ask questions. Is an oval like a circle? How are they the same? How are they different? How many sides does a pentagon have? How many sides does a hexagon have? Which one of the shapes looks the most like a jellyfish?

What’s Included in the Shape Playdough Mats?

This set of playdough mats includes twelve different shapes: rectangle, heart, square, diamond, circle, star, oval, triangle, octagon, hexagon, crescent, and pentagon.

It also includes two different versions: full color (to laminate and use over and over again) as well as black and white.

How to Get Started with the Jellyfish Shape Playdough Mats

The printable playdough mats are easy to use.

  1. Print the shape playdough mats.
  2. Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
  3. Gather playdough.
  4. Show your student how to use the playdough to make the shape on the card.

Get Your Set of Shape Playdough Mats

Jellyfish Shapes Playdough Mats

More Activities & Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten

Are you looking for more printable activities to add to an ocean theme? Try this page: Ocean Animals Activities

Are you looking for more shape themed printables for your student? Try this page: Free Shapes Tracing Worksheets