It’s National Cereal Day! Using these Lucky Charms Play Dough & Letter Mats for learning the ABC’s and sensory play is the perfect way to celebrate!
Lucky Charms Play Dough & Letter Mats:
Whether you are looking for a letter recognition activity or wanting to add more sensory play into your day (or both!), this multi-sensory activity can be used as an independent activity for young children in any early childhood classroom or homeschool.
What Are The Benefits Of Playing With Play Dough?
There are so many benefits to playing with play dough! From the feel to the smell of it, your kids will use their different senses as they play, explore, and experiment.
By squeezing, rolling, and squishing the dough, your children will develop their fine motor skills and strengthen their hand muscles too. The development of these will help them learn to write and improve other pre-writing skills.
Getting Ready To Use The Lucky Charms Play Dough & Letter Mats:
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- 10 Play Dough & Letter Mats
The play dough pictures include a balloon, 4 leaf clover, leprechaun hat, horseshoe, heart, moon, pot of gold, star, unicorn, and rainbow.
What’s Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- Play Dough
- Dry Erase Marker
To get this activity ready for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, 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, so your kids can use this activity over and over.
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 Lucky Charms Play Dough & Letter Mats:
To begin this activity, your preschoolers will pick a mat and identify the Lucky Charm on it. They will also identify the capital and lowercase letters. Next, your kids will use play dough to create the Lucky Charm shape.
After creating the play dough picture, your kids will work on letter formation and writing. They will first trace the capital and lowercase letters. Your preschoolers will then trace the word.
These Lucky Charms Play Dough & Letter Mats are a creative way for preschoolers to practice pre-reading skills including letter recognition, beginning sounds, and writing letters.
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!
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