Inside: Get your free dinosaur Playdough mats to help your child learn about dinosaurs and develop their fine motor skills through a fun sensory experience.
Do your kids love to play with Dinosaurs as mush as mine? We are constantly coming up with fun and new ways to play with our dinosaur figures. We also love to play with Playdough so I thought about combing two things that we love to play with! I created these hands on learning Dinosaur Playdough Mats for my kids to learn and explore with Playdough while getting to create different dinosaur figures! They were so proud that they could create their favorite dinosaurs made out of Playdough with using these visuals!
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Dinosaur Playdough Mats to Learn and Develop Fine Motor Skills
Check out these super fun and engaging Dinosaur Playdough mats for your child to learn different dinosaur names and shapes!
With this Free download bundle you will get:
- Full Page color Playdough Mats to form the Dinosaurs and a new shape on each page
- Full Black and White Playdough Mats with the Dinosaurs and a new shape on each page
Dinosaur Playdough Mats
Playing with Playdough is a great way to allow your child to learn and explore in a fun and engaging sensory experience. They will get the opportunity to learn about a variety of different dinosaur types and shapes.
The Dinosaurs they can learn and explore:
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
Shapes they can learn and explore:
Free Dinosaur Playdough Mats
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Getting Ready to Use the Dinosaur Playdough Mats
Once you get your free download all you will need to do is print out the mat pages. Then you will want to get out some Playdough for your child to make the different shapes.
What you need:
- laminator (optional)
- Optional: We used these dry erase pockets for the first time and I loved them! I didn’t have to laminate the playdough mats and it kept them safe and secure with placing the Playdough on top.
How to use the Dinosaur Playdough Mats
We used these mats to help my son and daughter learn and create the dinosaur figures. Then we talked about each dinosaur as we created them. I looked up information about them on my phone such as what they ate, what they looked like and where they lived.
Then we made the shape together on the mat and talked about where we see that shape in real life.
These dinosaur Playdough mats were a great opportunity to learn new language skills and learn about topics they were interested in.
Benefits of Playdough for Fine Motor Skills
There are so many different benefits to playing with Playdough. I have even more ideas for you! Check out these super awesome posts about the benefits of using Playdough to help your child with playing, learning, and development.
7 Benefits of Playing with Playdough by Sunshine House
The Benefits of Playdough for Early Childhood by Parenting Chaos
Working with and manipulating Playdough is a great way to develop hand strength and skills to help your child’s fine motor skills. You can work on shoulder, arm, and hand strengthening, pincer grasp, tripod grasp, bilateral coordination, finger isolation, thumb opposition, and hand-eye coordination. Check out these great resources if you are looking for specific ideas on how to help improve your child’s fine motor skills with Playdough activities.
- 12 Simple Playdough Activities for Preschoolers by Mama OT
- 20+ Playdough Activities to Develop Fine Motor Skills by the Stay At Home Educator
- Fine Motor Activities with Playdough by the OT Toolbox
- Improving Fine Motor Skills with Playdough Dough by Little Hands Pediatric Therapy