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Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats

Are you looking for educational Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids? After reading the book If I Ran The Circus by Dr. Seuss, your kids will have fun playing with play dough and learning the ABC’s while using these Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats


Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats

Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats:

This multi-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 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! 


Book-Inspired Activity


What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. Children who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too.


Getting Ready To Use The Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats:

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What’s Included:

  • 6 Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats


The circus play dough pictures include a tent, clown, popcorn, cotton candy, balloon, and ticket. 


What’s Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Play Dough
  • Dry Erase Marker


To prepare this play dough and letter activity, click on the button 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 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. 


Circus Play Dough Mats


Your children will then trace the letters that the picture begins with and the word. 


Circus Letter Mats


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. 


Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats



Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter recognition activity for later? Pin this to your alphabet board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!


Circus Play Dough & Letter Mats


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