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We all know that playing with play dough is a fantastic way to work on fine motor skills, but that is definitely not the only thing that it’s good for!
You can use it to work on colors, numbers, and even the letters of the alphabet.
Today, of course, we’re going to be sharing with you yet another way that you can incorporate this versatile toy into your learning!
In fact, I think you’ll be surprised at just how your little ones can learn with these pumpkin face play dough mats!
Whether you’re learning about shapes, colors, or emotions, these fall-themed play dough mats are such a fun way to practice!
Just set them out with some play dough (this is our favorite recipe for homemade play dough and we almost always have some on hand), and let your little learners do the rest.
You can use the shape guide found at the top of the page to mold different types of shapes that you can then use to build different faces for your pumpkins or you can simply come up with various pumpkin faces all on your own.
Either way, the guide is perfect for practicing shapes!
Included in the guide, you’ll find:
- semi circle
These shapes can be used as a tool for teaching emotions as well. Just give your child an expression such as happy, sad, or surprised and see if they can make that expression using the play dough shapes that they’ve made.
Getting ready to carve your jack o’ lanterns for Halloween? These pumpkin face play dough mats make a great practice run!
Just shape the face you want to make out of play dough and then grab these pumpkin carving sequencing cards and follow the steps to carve your perfect Halloween pumpkin!