Make learning the ABC’s fun this fall with these free printable Apple Alphabet Play Dough Mats!
Your kids can use play dough to form capital and lowercase letters on the apple-shaped mats.
This resource would be fun to add to your apple unit or just as an independent letter recognition activity in the fall.
These themed play dough mats are not only fun but educational too. But, how does this activity help your kids develop their pre-reading skills?
Your young learners will work on their letter knowledge by practicing letter formation and letter writing.
As your kids squeeze, roll, and squish the play dough, they will also develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength. These skills are important for both pre-writers and pre-readers!
Getting Ready To Use The Apple Playdough Mats:
- 3 Sets of Apple Alphabet Play Dough Mats
- Lowercase Letter Apple Play Dough Mats
- Capital Letter Apple Play Dough Mats
- Capital & Lowercase Letter Apple Play Dough Mats
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminating Pouches
- Green or Red Play Dough (see other suggestions below!)
To get this letter recognition activity ready for your kids, click on the button below.
Next, download and print the mats that you want to use on white card stock.
Then, laminate the play dough mats and cut them out. You can also place the mats in dry erase pockets.
How To Use The Apple Playdough Letter Mats:
To use this alphabet activity, your kids will pick a play dough mat and identify the letter or letters on it. (One set includes both the capital and lowercase letters.)
Then, they will use red play dough to form the letter. After they make the letter, they can write it on the recording sheet.
To make learning the letters of the alphabet more fun, you can use other manipulatives other than the red or green play dough.
For these apple play dough mats, try pom poms with tweezers, buttons, or even apple mini erasers.
These Apple Alphabet Play Dough Mats are easy for your kids to use independently as they learn the alphabet and work on letter formation this fall.
More Apple Activities:
If you are looking for more apple-themed activities, here are some of our favorite books and activities for young learners!
Apple Books for Kids:
Share these fiction and non-fiction apple-themed books with your children this fall.
Apples by Gail Gibbons
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
Applesauce Day by Lisa J. Amstutz
Apple Activities for Kids:
With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.
Apple Tree Craft from Books and Giggles
You May Also Like These Parts of an Apple Activities:
Are you teaching your students all about apples? This Parts of an Apple Activities packet is a must have!
It is full of resources to help you teach and your students learn all about apple parts.
There are a variety of hands-on activities and resources to complete your unit. Click on the picture to see the activities included in this bundle!
Download the Apple Playdough Letter Mats:
To get the free printable apple letter play dough mats, click on the button below and fill out the form.