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Zip and zoom with cars and planes! Turn playtime with playdough into a transportation adventure and an opportunity to learn about colors with these fun Transportation Playdough Mats.

Benefits of Playing with the Transportation Colors 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 experimenting and problem-solving. Children can try different approaches to completing the tasks without breaking anything—because it’s just dough!
  • This set of playdough mats will also encourage language and literacy. Students will learn or review some new vocabulary words such as submarine, traffic light, and helicopter.
  • Students will also learn or review these color words: green, yellow, black, gray, orange, blue, purple, brown, red, pink, and yellow.
  • 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 Transportation Playdough Mats?

This file includes twelve playdough mats with various vehicles and traffic objects.

Each mat has directions for your student to create a transportation themed object with playdough.

For instance, the first mat directs: Make a green sailboat.

The second mat directs: Make a yellow bus.

How to Get Started with the Free Transportation Playdough Mats

It’s super simple to get started with this learning activity.

  1. Laminate the playdough mats or put each one in a dry erase pocket or page protector.
  2. Give your student playdough and one playdough mat.
  3. Encourage your student to create the vehicles and other objects with the color directed on the mat.

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More Transportation Activities for Your Early Learner

Try these transportation themed exercise cards.

You can also check out these other transportation printables.

Hot Air Balloons Count and Clip Cards
Transportation Pattern Activity Pages