Kids love play doh and you can make practicing category vocabulary hands-on with play doh and these 12 category themed smash mats. Categories include food, clothes, furniture, toys, transportation, animals, body parts, tools, school supplies, things in a kitchen, things in a bedroom and things in a bathroom. Each page is offered in color and in black and white.
To use give your student a smash mat and a container of play-doh. Talk with your student about the category of pictures to find on the mat. Talk about each picture and whether or not it belongs in the category. If it belongs in the category the student can smash a ball of play-doh on the picture.