It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G Shaw is a creative and imaginative book about clouds (and one of my all-time favorites!) Inspired by this simple picture book, these Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats are a fun sensory activity for kids.
Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats:
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!
This multi-sensory resource can be used as an independent activity with children of all ages in any early childhood classroom or homeschool.
Getting Ready To Use The Spilt Milk Play Dough Mats:
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- 14 Book Inspired Play Dough Mats
- 1 Create Your Own Cloud Mat
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- White Play Dough
- Dry Erase Markers
- Dry Erase Pockets
To prepare this sensory 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.
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. Next, they will identify the picture on it and form the shape using play dough. Your children will then trace over the word. There is also a mat that your children can use to create their own picture after cloud watching.
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.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this book inspired activity for later? Pin this to your children’s book 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 mats!