Please note on downloading this pack as with most of my packs you will find 2 options US letter and A4 paper size both with appropriate spelling, simply click on the pack that is right for you.
Simply print laminate and they are ready to go a fun and always extremely popular literacy center/centre idea.
Play dough mats are a fantastic and fun way to practice letter formation and sounds.
In this pack you will find 3 options for each letter and each mat has 3 colored/coloured images to help with sound recognition
- a mat with red outlined letters with 3 pictures
- a mat with black outlined letters with 3 pictures
- a mat with black outlined letters and directional arrows to show correct formation of letters with 3 pictures
I prefer to use the black lettered version as I find it works better with colored play dough, but that is just my preference.
I have not included a trace and write element on these mats as I often find the mats just end up dirty.
Please try before you buy and download the preview to view each option (Please note the preview is in US letter size, I am not able to upload a preview for both paper sizes.
There is also an "I can. . ." poster with simple directions for children to follow to place on your play dough table.
I have always found one of the most popular activities in my class is play dough.
Play dough alphabet letters are fun and give lots of opportunities for learning:
Recognition of letter names/sounds and letter shapes
Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space, eye and hand coordination, Fine motor skills development.
The mats that display the letters with directional letters could also be used to finger trace to also teach letter formation.