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Bug Shapes - Playdoh Mats

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - K

Build fine motor skills and build shape recognition skills with a set of fun insect-themed playdough mats.

Build Fine Motor Skills with 2D Shape Playdough Mats!

While using these 2D shape insect-themed playdoh mats, kids will learn colors, shapes, develop fine motor skills, and more. All in a fun, hands-on way! Use this teaching resource with preschoolers to start building skills such as

  • Fine motor development
  • Color recognition
  • Shape recognition
  • Insect recognition

Benefits of Using Playdough Mats in Preschool

Playdough mats are a great tool for preschoolers because not only are young children exposed to art in a fun way, but they are also using their hands and engaging their senses while doing so. 

When students roll and form play dough, they are developing fine motor skills that will help them with pencil control in the future.

Print Your New Playdough Math Center 

This set of play-dough mats includes 18 half-sheet-sized playdoh mats featuring fun insects and 2D shapes to make with play dough. 


Print and laminate each page for repeated use and easy cleaning.


This resource is available in multiple formats to meet your needs. Use the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the PDF or Google Slides version you prefer.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter collaborator.


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