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Shape Playdough Mats for Fine Motor Development

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11 pages (PDF)|This resource is suitable for Grades: Pre-K - K

A set of 6 shape playdough mats to help children develop their fine motor skills and identify different 2D shapes.

Print and laminate these playdough mats and have children re-create the different shapes with playdough.

This early years activity assists with fine motor development and shape recognition.

Shapes included:

  • circle
  • square
  • triangle
  • star
  • pentagon
  • hexagon
  • rectangle
  • heart
  • ellipse
  • octagon
  • diamond

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  • Selanie Etta

    Awesome! Could we please get these with number templates too, with perhaps a ten frame underneath for them to place the correct number of dots?

    Comment by Selanie Etta on March 20, 2018 at 3:39 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hey Selanie,
      Thanks so much for your suggestion. I have added that to our resource request list.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Selanie, we have now added this resource to the website. Feel free to check it out – http://bit.ly/2pKfQT6.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 28, 2018 at 8:54 pm


  • Lauren Hunt

    Fantastic resource!
    Would love to see some more 2D shapes added eg: rectangle, diamond, octagon and heart. TIA!

    Comment by Lauren Hunt on May 6, 2018 at 1:50 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Thanks Lauren! Let me see what we can do.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on May 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hey Lauren,
      We have added some more shapes to this resource.
      Many thanks for your suggestion.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on June 25, 2018 at 10:04 am


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  • Additional shapes added to this resource.

    Addition by Holly (Teach Starter) 24th Jun, 2018

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