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Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats

Are you looking for book activities for your kids to do after reading their favorite stories? Then, you have to grab these free printable Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats

After reading the creative and imaginative book, It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G Shaw, your students can create the cloud shapes using these mats and dough. 

This multi-sensory resource can be used as an independent activity with children of all ages in any early childhood classroom or homeschool.


Fine motor activity

From the feel to the smell of it, play dough is one of my favorite sensory play tools.

As your kids use play dough in this book-inspired activity, they will be using their different senses to process and learn.

By squeezing, rolling, and squishing the play dough in their hands, your kids will also develop their dexterity, fine motor skills, hand muscle strength and more.

These skills are so important for both pre-readers and pre-writers! 

playdough mats

Getting Ready To Use The Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats:

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What’s Included:

  • 14 Book Inspired Play Dough Mats
  • 1 Create Your Own Cloud Mat

What Else Is Needed:

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

To prepare this book-inspired activity, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.

Dough mats

To reuse this resource, laminate the mats or put them in reusable dry erase pockets.

How To Use The Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats:

After reading the book, It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw, your kids will pick one the the play dough mats.

book activity

Next, they will identify the picture on it and form the shape using play dough. Your students will then trace over the word. 

Sensory Activity

There is also a mat that your young learners can use to create their own picture after cloud watching.

Sensory Play

These Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats are a fun book-inspired, sensory activity for kids and a creative way for them to use their minds and imaginations. 

More Book Activities for Kids:

If you are looking for more book activities for your kids, try these engaging and entertaining resources:

Worm Weather Book Activities

How To Make Oobleck

Brown Bear Sensory Bottle

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity

You May Also Like These Alphabet Play Dough Mats:

These low-prep Alphabet Play Dough Mats are a fun, hands-on way for your students to work on letter formation, sounds, fine motor skills, and so much more!

This interactive alphabet activity can be used for morning tubs, literacy centers, or early finishers in any preschool or kindergarten classroom.

Click on the picture below to learn more about this letter recognition activity for your preschoolers and kindergarteners! 

Download The Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats:

To get these play dough mats, fill out the form with your name and email address. 



Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

My students LOVE playdough mats! And I love that these go so well with the book!

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