Are you looking for an entertaining and educational activity for Dr. Seuss’ birthday? After reading the book If I Ran The Circus by Dr. Seuss, your kids will have fun playing with play dough and learning letters while using these Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats!
Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats:
This sensory activity is great for Read Across America Day but will is help your pre-readers? Of course! After creating the circus play dough picture, your kids will work on their letter knowledge by practicing letter formation and letter writing.
As as your kids squeeze, roll, and squish the play dough, they will also develop their dexterity, fine motor skills, hand muscle strength and more. These skills are so important for pre-writers!
This multi-sensory resource can be used as an independent activity for young children in any early childhood classroom or homeschool. If you are a classroom teacher, these mats can used for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity. For homeschoolers, try strewing this activity or include it in your morning basket.
Getting Ready To Use The Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats:
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- 6 Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats
The circus play dough pictures include tent, clown, popcorn, cotton candy, balloon, and ticket.
What’s Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- Play Dough
- Dry Erase Marker
To prepare this play dough and letter activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the mats. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. Then, laminate the mats or put them in reusable dry erase pockets.
If you don’t want to use store bought play dough, try making our Kool-Aid Play Dough. This sensory-friendly recipe is smells so sweet and is soft to touch.
How To Use The Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats:
To use this sensory play resource, your kids will pick a play dough and letter mat. Next, they will use play dough to make the circus themed play dough picture.
Your children will then trace the letters that the picture begins with and the word.
These Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats are a creative way for kids to practice pre-reading and letter knowledge skills including beginning sounds, letter formation, and writing letters.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this sensory and letter knowledge activity for later? Pin this to your sensory or alphabet board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free alphabet play dough mats!