Are you looking for educational Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids? After reading the book What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss, your kids will have fun playing with play dough and learning the ABC’s while using these Pets Play Dough & Letter Mats!
Pets Play Dough & Letter Mats:
After creating the pets play dough picture, your kids will work on their letter recognition by practicing formation and 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.
What Is Letter Recognition?
Letter recognition is is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. In addition, kids who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can also distinguish between them too.
Using hands-on activities is fun for kids who are learning to identify capital and lowercase letters!
Getting Ready To Use The Pets Play Dough & Letter Mats:
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- 8 Pets Play Dough & Letter Mats
The pets play dough pictures include dog, snake, bird, fish, rabbit, cat, lizard, and turtle.
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 Pets 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 pets themed play dough picture.
Your children will then trace the letters that the picture begins with and the word.
These Pets Play Dough & Letter Mats are a creative way for kids 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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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free alphabet play dough mats!