Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable

| November 25, 2019 | 6 Comments

Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable

Play dough mats are all the rage right now! Whoever came up with the idea is a genius! They are a totally inventive way to teach young children all kinds of educational skills without making a huge investment.

How to use the Mats

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this learning tool, let me briefly explain. Parents and teachers everywhere are creating these mats, which are then simply printed out and slipped into a plastic sleeve.

Gingerbread Play Dough Mats
Gingerbread Play Dough Mats Number 1

A cheaper alternative is ordinary plastic wrap. Tear off a piece larger than the mat itself. Use easy-to- remove tape to secure it to the table or work surface. When your child is done playing simply throw the plastic wrap away.

If you don’t want to invest in sleeves or don’t have plastic wrap handy, no worries! Just keep in mind that the play dough mats won’t last as long and will need to be printed out frequently.

Honestly, the instructions for each colourful mat are pretty self-explanatory. It will probably be necessary to help younger kids the first time they play with a new mat. After that, many children can use it successfully on their own!

Learning Activities

All sorts of learning activities are possible with the mats. Colours, numbers, shapes, and counting are just a few of them. Depending on the purpose for which the mat was created, it can even be used to teach social skills like sharing and saying please and thank you!

Once you start searching for play dough mats, chances are you’re going to find tons of them your children want to play with. An easy way to keep them all together is to put them in a three-ring binder. Punch each mat with the appropriately-sized hole punch and storing them is easy-peasy!

This set of five gingerbread play dough mats featured here is perfect for the holiday season. After all, what’s Christmas without a little gingerbread learning fun?

For more fun Christmas crafts and games ideas, check out the Santa Matching Game with Printable, the 17 Reindeer Crafts For The Family, the DIY Rudolph Tealight Ornament, and the 17 Snowman Crafts for Kids!

Click on the photo below to print each individual mats!

Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable
Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable

Have fun with your littles ones and Happy Holidays!

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Category: Arts and Crafts, Christmas Crafts

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Shirley says:

    These are awesome for children to have fun while learning

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These are adorable, kids will love them.

  3. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    Such great activities to keep kids occupied

  4. Calvin says:

    Cute, these have so many cool designs with numbers.

  5. What an awesome set! Making gingerbread themed-anything is a must for the holiday and this is a pretty neat activity to do.

  6. lisa says:

    I love these … so festive … and the plastic wrap DIY idea.

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