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These ocean colors playdough mats are a great way for preschoolers to work on colors, color words, and fine motor skills with a fun ocean them!
As you start planning your ocean-themed preschool activities, be sure to add in a bit of fine motor fun for your little ones.
These playdough mats are fun, because they work on several skills at once.
These print and go playdough mats are easy to prep making them perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you!
Ocean Colors Playdough Mats
I suggest printing these playdough mats on cardstock for durability. You can then laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pouch. This will allow you to reuse the playdough mats all year long.
To Use the Mats
Discuss the colors and color words with your child. Talk about the letters in each word. Have your child name other objects that are the same color.
Give your child the corresponding colors of playdough: yellow, purple, green, red, orange, blue, brown, black, grey, and pink.
Using the playdough mats as a guide, show your child how to spell the color words with playdough.
If you don’t want to use playdough for this activity, your child can color in or trace the letters with dry erase markers.
Use the individual color word mats as sorting cards. Have your child find three objects for each color and match them to the correct mat.
Focus on beginning sounds. Have your children name the sound each color word begins with. Can your child find another object in the room that begins with the same sound?
Ocean Books for PreschoolersFill your book basket with a great collection of ocean books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Commotion in the Ocean – This delightful collection of poems includes fun rhymes about the creatures who live in and around the ocean. Children will delight in the snappy poems and colorful illustrations about whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays, and sharks. Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef – This coral reef is a marine nursery, teeming with mamas and babies! In the ageold way of kids and fish, children will count and clap to the rhythm of “Over in the Meadow” while puffer fish “puff,” gruntfish “grunt” and seahorses “flutter.” Ocean: A Peek Through Book – Discover a world teeming with life beneath the waves, with graceful sea horses, darting tropical fish, electric eels, and humpback whales.
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