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Are you looking for an engaging activity to add to your weather theme? Build words, boost fine motor skills, and challenge your student to be creative with these free Weather Playdough Mats.
Benefits of Playing with Playdough
Playdough is a great toy for your preschool or kindergarten student, but does it actually provide educational benefits? Yes!
- 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 weather outlines and weather words helps build your student’s fine motor skills.
- Boosts Creativity
Playdough promotes creativity as students choose which colors to use and how many colors to use. Allow your student to experiment and have fun with the set of weather mats.
- Encourages Discussion
These mats will encourage discussion about different types of weather. Use the time your student is working to ask questions: “What do you know about the sun? What is a tornado? How does a rainbow form?” You can use the mats to spark curiosity. When you read some nonfiction books about weather together, your student’s interest will already be piqued.
What’s Included in the Weather Playdough Mat Set?
The weather playdough mats includes printable mats with these nine weather words:
How to Use the Weather Playdough Mats
The weather playdough mats are simple to use.
- Print the playdough mats.
- Laminate the mats or put them in dry erase pockets.
- Get out a variety of colors of playdough.
- Show your student how roll the dough into long snake-like shapes. Form the lines of dough into the shapes on the playdough mat.
- Let your student go for it!
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