Are you looking for a sensory activity to add to your science unit about living things? This Flower Parts Play Dough Mat is a fun, hands-on activity that lets your kids use their senses as they are learning all about the parts of a plant.
Flower Parts Play Dough Mat:
What is a sensory activity? It is anything that your kids can play with that stimulates their five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Though sensory play, your kids can explore, investigate, and discover new things. This can help them develop critical thinking, problem solving, and many more important skills. Adding sensory activities to a unit is a great way to learn about things like the parts of a flower in a different way too.
Play dough is one of my favorite sensory play tools because your kids can use their senses as they squeeze, roll, and squish it with their hands. It’s a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength too. These developmental skills are so important for pre-readers and pre-writers.
Getting Ready To Use The Flower Parts Play Dough Mat:
- Flower Parts Play Dough Mat
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouch
- Play Dough
- Dry Erase Marker
- Dry Erase Pocket (optional)
To prepare this sensory activity, click on the pencil below to download and print one of 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 mat or put it in reusable dry erase pocket.
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 Flower Parts Play Dough Mat:
After reading a book like From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons and learning all about the parts of a plant, your kids will use play dough to create the flower parts (roots, stem, leaf, flower, petal, and seeds) on this mat. There are two different versions of the mat. One has the labels for the parts of a flower. On the other one, your child can write and label the parts using a dry erase marker.
This Flower Parts Play Dough Mat is a hands-on way for your kids use their senses as they are learning all about the parts of a plant. It would be fun activity to add to your science unit about nature or living things.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this sensory activity for later? Pin this to your sensory play or play dough boards 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 play dough mat!