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Farm Animal Play Dough & Letter Mats

It’s National Farm Animals Day! From cows to pigs, kids love farm animals! And, these Farm Animal Play Dough & Letter Mats are a fun way to celebrate your children’s favorite animals as they practice learning the ABC’s


Alphabet Play Dough Mats

Related Resource: Alphabet Activities 


Farm Play Dough & Letter Mats:

This sensory activity is not only entertaining but educational too! Your pre-readers will create a farm animal out of play dough and then work on 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! 


Farm Animal Play Dough & Letter Mats


What Is Letter Recognition?

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


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

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What’s Included:

  • 8 Farm Play Dough & Letter Mats

The farm animals are a cow, horse, rooster, sheep, pig, goat, chicken, and dog.


What’s Else Is Needed:

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


To prepare this letter recognition activity, fill out the form below to get these printables in your inbox. After receiving the email, 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. Next, laminate the mats or put them in reusable dry erase pockets.


Farm Fine Motor Activity


Then, try making our Kool-Aid Play Dough to use with these mats. It’s a sensory-friendly recipe that smells so sweet and is soft to touch. Your kids will have so much fun making it too!  


How To Use The Farm Play Dough & Letter Mats:

To begin playing with this sensory activity, your kids will pick a play dough and letter mat. Next, they will say the name of the animal and the letter and sound it begins with. Your children will then use play dough to make the farm animal. 


Farm Sensory Activity


Finally, your kids will trace the letters that the picture begins with and the word. 


Farm Letter Recognition Activity


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.  


Farm Play Dough Mats


These Farm Animal Play Dough & Letter Mats are a fun way for your kids to practice pre-reading skills and letter recognition including beginning sounds, letter formation, and writing letters. 



Pin It For Later:

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


Farm Animal Play Dough & Letter Mats


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Are you looking for fun, hands-on alphabet activities for your students to letter identification and formation? This bundle of interactive letter activities will help your students develop their fine motor skills too. Click on the pencil to learn more about the activities included in this bundle!



More Activities For Learning The ABC’s:

Farm Animal Letter Mazes

Barn Color By Letter Worksheet

Farm Preschool Worksheets


Download The Freebie:


Thursday 6th of January 2022

I love all of these activities that accompany books.


Wednesday 25th of August 2021

I would like your free mats or buy them but with all the adds I’m not sure how to download - I’ll even buy it /please email me

ABC's of Literacy

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Right above this message, there is a large box that says "Click Here." As soon as you click on it, you can download and print the farm play dough mats. Some browsers block it so you might want to try a different one if you don't see the box. Hope that helps!