FREE Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats for Preschool

While using these alphabet play dough mats, kids will learn letters, letter sounds, develop fine motor skills and more. All in a fun, hands-on way!

These alphabet play dough mats make learning letters fun while developing fine motor skills.

Alphabet Play Dough Mats

My kids love using alphabet play dough mats. It makes the process of learning letters so much more fun and engaging for them. Any time I can make learning a hands-on, sensory experience I am all for it! And so are the kids.

If you also need a super easy and really cheap recipe for play dough, you need to check out our favorite play dough recipe.

Develop fine motor skills while learning the alphabet with these fun alphabet play dough mats.

The Benefits of Play Dough Alphabet Mats

We love using play dough mats for teaching letters because not only are young children exposed to letters in a fun way, but they are also using their hands and engaging their senses while doing so. These means they are more likely to remember the letters in the future.

Not only that, but when students roll and form play dough, they are developing important fine motor skills that will help them learn to write in the future.

When students form the letters with play dough, they are also learning about letter formation. This experience will be a real benefit to them when they begin learning to write letters.

Alphabet play dough mats for learning letter recognition in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten.

So, as you can see, something as simple as playing with play dough and alphabet mats can be a huge benefit.

Using alphabet play dough mats with students in preschool and kindergarten is one of my favorite ways to engage students while developing so many important skills.

Easy to Prep!

Supplies Needed:

  • Alphabet Play Dough Mats (link to download at the bottom of this post)
  • Play dough
  • Play dough tools (optional)
  1. Print the mats out and laminate them. Or stick each sheet in write and wipe pockets for even easier setup.

That’s all there is to it.

Alphabet play dough mats make learning letters and sounds hands-on and fun!

Using the Alphabet Mats

Put the play dough mats and play dough on a table and invite your students to trace the letters on the mat with play dough.

The easiest way to do this is to show them out to roll play dough “snakes” and then use those to form the letters. Some kids prefer to do it their own way and that’s totally fine too. Whatever keeps them engaged and interested in learning letters is best.

My daughter likes to place big chunks of play dough all over the letters on the mat. It doesn’t like as pretty, but she is learning so much anyway.

I hope your kids enjoy them as much as mine have!

Click the link below to get the free printable alphabet play dough mats.

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