Spring is here and that means rain, in our neck of the woods. I have to make sure to have plenty of simple and fun activities on hand for my little ones, or they will be bouncing off the walls. That’s why I love using playdough mats. These Spring themed Playdough Mats are perfect for sneaking in a little bit of learning with a whole lot of fun!
Playdough mats are great for working on counting, fine motor skills and even letter recognition. I recommend printing each page (preferably on cardstock, but printer paper will work too) and then laminating them for longevity. The nice thing about these mats is that they really are multi-purpose. You can use them with playdough for younger kids and then graduate to wipe-off markers as they get more fine motor skills. You can also use a variety of objects to place in the little boxes to help kids with their counting. My girls also love to use pom-poms to count.
Included in this set:
- 4 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
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If you’re looking for some great readers to use while celebrating Spring, check out these great titles. Many are probably available at your local library, or you could get a Kindle version for most of them on Amazon. I love using my Kindle Reader app to read with my kids. I have so many titles at the tip of my fingers in just minutes!
Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
Welcome Back Spring! by Flitzy Books
Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson
I See Spring by Charles Ghigna
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
It’s Spring! by Susan Swan
Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown