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Grab some playdough and roll it into a variety of shapes with this fun activity–robot shape playdough mats.
Benefits of the Robot Shape Playdough Mats
The robot themed shape playdough mats provide several benefits for your little learners:
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.
After your student builds the shape, give your student a challenge to turn the shape into something. For instance, a circle could become a smiley face or a wheel.
You can also use the playdough mats to help your student analyze two-dimensional shapes. Ask questions. Is an triangle like a diamond? How are they the same? How are they different? How many sides does a pentagon have? How many sides does an octagon have? Which one of the shapes looks the most like a robot?
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 Robot Shape Playdough Mats
The printable playdough mats are easy to use.
- Print the shape playdough mats.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather playdough.
- Show your student how to use the playdough to make the shape on the card.
Download Your Set of Shape Playdough Mats
Simply click on the image below to snag your free set of robot themed playdough shape mats.