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Shape Playdough Mats for Fine Motor Development

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 11 pages | Years: P - F

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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  • Lauren Hunt

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

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

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

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Thanks Lauren! Let me see what we can do.

  • 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?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

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

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

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