Alphabet playdough mats are so much fun! Preschoolers strengthen fine motor skills while rolling, pinching, and manipulating playdough.
Download and print these playdough mats to create a fun, hands-on alphabet activity for preschoolers.
You can print these pages out one at a time to add to your letter of the week activities. Or, you can print them out and bind them into an alphabet workbook for your little ones.
Alphabet Playdough Mats
This fun set of alphabet playdough mats contain a variety of activities to reinforce literacy skills for little ones.
I’ll explain more below, but this worksheet packet is designed to help preschoolers work on handwriting, letter recognition, fine motor skills, and beginning sounds.
These print-and-go printables are perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you.
Each page features a large set of letters made from playdough. As you present your child with an alphabet mat, have them identify the letters (uppercase and lowercase).
You can also have them trace the letter with their fingers for a little letter formation practice.
Present your child with some playdough. Have your child pinch, roll, and manipulate the playdough to form the letters on the page.
They can lay the playdough “snakes” on the letter outlines, or they can build them freehand on the table.
At the bottom of each page, there are three objects that begin with the featured letter (except X which includes the word “six”).
Have your preschooler name each object. Be sure to help them exaggerate the beginning sound so they can hear it clearly.
Preschoolers can then use the playdough to build one or all of those objects for more motor skills practice.
In the top right corner of each page is an outline of each letter featuring tracing lines and directional arrows.
Kids can use their fingers or dry erase markers to trace each letter.
Alphabet books are a great way to help preschoolers and kindergarteners learn their letters. And they don’t have to be boring, either!
There are all sorts of fun and engaging alphabet books out there, from books that teach the letters through rhyming verses to books that feature adorable animals.
Alphabet books can also be a great way for parents and caregivers to bond with their little ones. Reading together is always a special time, and it’s even more special when you’re sharing a book that’s helping your child learn something new.
So whether you’re looking for a gift for a preschooler in your life or you just want to add some new titles to your home library, be sure to check out some alphabet books for kids!
• ABC’s for Boys – This one of a kind, hand illustrated alphabet book combines letters with all of boys’ favorite things–airplanes, dump trucks, and more!
• Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First – It’s chaos! It’s pandemonium! And it’s definitely not as easy as A-B-C! Here’s a snappy story about the comic confusion that comes when the letters of the alphabet, like a class of unruly children, step out of order and show that each one has a mind of its own.
• Pinkalicious ABC – A is for Apple. B is for Bubble Bath. C is for Cupcake. What could be better than learning your ABC’s with Pinkalicious in this pinkamazing board book?
What activities can I do with my preschooler to help them learn the alphabet?
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Download Your Printables
This pack of alphabet mats contains 26 pages – one for each letter – designed to help children work on the following skills:
- letter recognition
- letter formation
- fine motor skills
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