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Unleash the artist in your kids by providing them with these free printable Monster Playdough Mats.
Boost creativity and imagination as your students create scary, cute, or crazy monsters!
Benefits of Playing with the Monster Playdough Mats
When we think of playdough play, we know that all the squishing, twisting, and turning boosts fine motor skills, but playing with playdough also develops creativity, problem-solving skills, and language.
Playdough play encourages creativity and imagination. The playdough images on the mats are empty. Your student will need to imagine and build the monsters. Students will use playdough to add details to the mats such as eyes, horns, teeth, claws, and other monster parts.
We also added google eyes as an option for extra fun!
Children can try different approaches to completing the tasks without breaking anything—because it’s just dough! Your student might make some monster hair and decides that she doesn’t like it–no problem. Just start again with a new idea. This encourages problem-solving skills.
Creating with playdough is also wonderful for children because it gives them a sense of pride when they complete a task.
What’s Included in the Monster Playdough Mats?
This file includes:
- Build a Playdough Monster Ideas Sheet
- Five Monster Playdough Mats
The backgrounds included (a haunted house, a stack of pumpkins, a full moon, and a spider dangling from a tree) will provide inspiration as your student builds funny creatures.
How to Get Started with the Monster Playdough Mats
1. Laminate the playdough mats or put each one in a dry erase pocket or page protector.
2. Give your student playdough and let him imagine and build monsters!
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