In all of my years of working with young children, I have yet to meet one that doesn’t love playing with play dough.
It’s just a universal love that they all seem to have for that squishy, moldable compound.
Now, when we can take their love of play dough and combine it with learning the letters of the alphabet, it’s even better!
These alphabet play dough mats have provided endless hours of fun around here.
In fact, I’ve lost count of just how many times they’ve been pulled out over the last year.
This printable set includes 26 pages, one for each uppercase letter of the alphabet and they all have plenty of space for small hands to work on building their letters.
They also have space to practice handwriting skills and letter formation as well as a picture that allows little learners to start recognizing beginning sounds.
The best part?
The prep is minimal!
Just print the alphabet play dough mats out and run them through your laminator.
Pair them with some brightly colored play dough (this recipe is our all-time favorite) and a dry erase marker and watch the learning begin!
Use them to introduce the letters of the alphabet to your preschooler or review them with your kindergartner.
Grab them for a fun fine motor workout or to simply introduce your child to the sounds that the letters of the alphabet make.
Play dough is just one of those things that kids seem to love regardless of how old they are and if you can use it to make learning fun for them, they’ll not only retain more of what you’re teaching, but they’ll learn to love learning in the process.