With our youngest struggling to learn her letters and numbers, it was time I took a more tactile approach. She is hands-on all the time and we needed something that she could do to reinforce what she was learning visually. Enter…playdough mats.
For a while now I have seen playdough mats around the web…er Pinterest…and thought, I should make some of those for Punkin. She loves playdough and doing anything with her hands, so I finally figured it out and made my first set to share with you all this week! I’m so excited and can’t wait to do more in the future!
This set is in conclusion to our Star Adventurers theme week in honor of Star Wars and May the 4th be with you coming up in just a few short weeks. I recommend printing each of these pages (on cardstock preferably, 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 love to use pom-poms to count and sort.
Included in this set:
- 7 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
If you’re looking for some great reads to use while learning about these Star Adventurers, 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!
Star Wars: Escape from Darth Vader by Michael Siglain
5-Minute Star Wars Stories by Lucas Film Press
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories by Disney Book Group
LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope by Emma Grange
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by DK Publishing
LEGO Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back by Emma Grange
Klutz Star Wars Folded Flyers by Klutz
Star Wars the Force Awakens by Elizabeth Schaefer
Star Wars: Feel the Force! by Benjamin Harper
Star Wars: AT-AT Attack! by Calliope Glass
Star Wars: Ewoks Join the Fight by Disney Book Group
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by David Fentiman
LEGO Star Wars Mad Libs by Roger Price
Star Wars Doodles by Zack Giallongo
LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Emma Grange
Star Wars ABC by Scholastic