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FREE Printable Winter Playdough Mats Activity for Preschool

Young children will have fun strengthening hand muscles while creating winter images with these super cute, free printable Winter Playdough Mats perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children. These free winter playdough mats include snowman, ear muffs, winter hats, penguins, snowflakes, hot cocoa, mittens and more to make. Simply print winter printables pdf file to play and learn winter vocabulary with this winter activity for preschool.

FREE Winter Playdough Cards - Young children will have fun strengthening hand muscles while creating winter images with these super cute, free printable Winter Playdough Mats perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children to make snowman, ear muffs, winter hats, penguins, snowflakes, hot cocoa, mittens and more. Print pdf file with winter printables to learn winter vocabulary with students too!

Winter Playdough Mats

Looking for a fun, engaging winter activities for preschoolers? You will love these winter playdough mats which allow children to strengthen hand muscles, learn new vocabulary, gain confidence, and have fun as they celebrate winter! These free playdough mats are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners to create a variety of common winter items.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love these low prep winter printables to make learning fun.

Winter Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The free printable winter playdough mats pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Playing with Playdough

Have you ever wondered why preschool centers use playdough so much? Besides being a cheap play material that kids like, it is actually GOOD for preschoolers to play with playdough! Here are some reasons why:

  1. Playdough help skids build muscles – all the squishing, pounding, rolling, and shappling helps kids develop strong hand and arm muscles they will need for cutting and writing in school
  2. Playdough gives kids an Emotional outlet – when kids are frustrated, it allows them the chance to focus on other things and take out their frustration on the playdoh instead of their classmate or sibling
  3. Use Playdough to teach – as kids play with the dough give them new vocabulary for their actions and what they are creating; have children use their own words to describe what they are doing to help them learn to express themselves
  4. Playdough is great for kids imagination – play doh provides the means for kids to build and create whatever their little minds can create; it is especially fun to create with additional objects like cookie cutters, hot wheels, and other toys.
  5. Playdough is a multisensory experience – Having kids engage their senses is important for their development. Using sweet smelling koolaid playdough or our edible ice cream playdough adding texture to your dough with a floam recipe or adding in buttons, etc. allows for kids to explore with their senses.
  6. Playdough can increase children’s attention span – not sure, give kids playdough and time how long they play. Now time them again the next time – for some reason it seems to help kids improve their attention span.
  7. Playdough is great for social skills – Whether students are introverts, extroverts, social awkward, amazing artists, or not playdough has a way of helping kids play together and feel comfortable enough to talk to one another and engage with other peers.

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Winter Activity for Preschool

There are a variety of methods for playing with pladough. You can use your favorite playdough recipe alone or add in:

Playdough mats give children ideas for what to create with playdough, an example, and a chance to follow a template. These winter playdough mats allow students to recreate common winter themes while building muscles and having fun.

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Winter Activities for Preschoolers

To use these dough mats simply scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link. The pdf printable file will open, simply print the pages on cardstock in color. You may want to laminate to make these cards more durable for repeated use all winter. Next cut apart the cards with scissors.

Playdough Activity Mats

Preschool Winter Activity

Use your favorite store bought or homemade playdoh recipe and roll it into a long snake. (The rolling motion is great for strengthening hand muscles) Then place the doh on top of the playdough cards to complete the pictures.

This is also great for color recognition, shape discrimination, and more!

Play Doh Cards

Play Doh Cards

After kids have made their winter playdough shapes, have them use dry erase markers (if you laminated the cards) or crayons if not to trace the word for the winter object you just created. This is such a fun way to learn winter vocabulary, strengthen fine motor skills, and have fun with a winter themed activity at the same time.

Free Alphabet Play Doh Mats  Shape Playdogh Mats FREE Tools Playdough Mat - this free printable activity helps toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids learn about tools with a fun kids activity that also strengthens their hands #playdough #preschool #kindergarten

Looking for more free printable playdough mats for kids? These are just a few of our favorites to try out: (hint: they are all FREE)

Easy to make snowman puffy paint recipe  glue snowman craft for kids  Snow Volcano - Clever winter science experiment for kids of all ages  I love using a variety of different materials to make really fun, pretty, and unique craft projects with kids. So as the seasons begin to change, I decided to make a fun tree craft for preschoolers. For these tree crafts for kids we used paint swatches to get different shades and colors to make a fun effect with our tree arts and crafts. You can turn this into a pretty winter craft for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders or a colorful fall craft if you prefer.

Winter Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun winter crafts and winter activities for kids of all ages? Don’t miss these winter activity ideas!

Melting-Snowman  exploding-snowman-winter-science-experiment  Whether it's cold and snow outside or not, this snow slime is the perfect winter activity for kids! The fun textures, shimmer, and beauty make this one of our favorite January activities for preschoolers. Use this snow activities in your winter theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  snowman science-errupting winter science experiment

Winter Science

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

If you are looking for fun, creative snowman craft ideas, you will love this adorable snowman suncatcher craft. This winter craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up! All you need are a few simple materials to make this cute paper plate snowman project! Snowman Wreath Craft This outrageously FUN snowman activity is a combination craft, activity, and winter stem activities too! This snowman launcher is simple to make and loads of fun as a snowman activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and up! Follow our step-by-step how to make a snowball launcher for an adorable snowman craft and winter activities for preschoolers in January! Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You've got to try these winter craft ideas!

Preschool Winter Crafts

FREE Winter Worksheets for preschoolers - kids will have fun practicing counting, tracing letters, matching uppercase and lower case letters, and more with these super cute snowman, snowflake, snowball, igloo themed toddler, perschool and kindergarten age worksheets to make learning fun.  FREE Winter themed Alphabet Matching - this educational winter activity for preschool and kindergarten age kids working on matching upper and lowercase letters and practicing matching beginning sounds #beginningsounds #winterprintables 3prek Snow Globe Letter Find Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids Beginning sounds worksheets can be so dull for our preschool kiddos, but they don't have to be. Engage your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child in a fun winter printables that is an abc game where they unknowingly practice early literacy skills. Your child will love "racing" you to the end as you try to get your polar bear back to his den in this alphabet games. This is a great game to add to your list of winter activities for preschoolers. Simply print pdf file with alphabet games for kids and you are ready to practice letter recognition and phonemic awareness with young kids.

Winter Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources! Plus don’t miss these winter books for preschoolers.

Counting snowman Activity - super cute snowman craft and math activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners all in one! Includes free printable snowman template #snowmancraft #snowmanactivity #snowmanmath #counting #preschoolers FREE Snowman Printable Shape Puzzles - this fun winter theme shape activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten age kids to learn to identify shapes for kids and learn their names. #shapes #preschoolmath #snowmanprintable #education FREE Snowman Coloring Pages - toddler, prek, and kindergarten age kids will have fun with these winter coloring sheets that help them learn new vocabulary, work on alphabet words, and strengthen fine motor skilsl too. Perfect educational activity that is NO PREP and perfect for cold snowy days #preschool #coloringsheets #winterprintables #snowmanprintables FREE Beginning Sounds Snowmen - help prek and kindergarten age kids work on phonemic awareness with this free printable, hands on educational activity for winter. Perfect for literacy center or extra practcie at home #preschool #snowmanprintable #beginningsounds

Snowman Printables

FREE Winter Playdough Cards - toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids will have fun strengthening fine motor skills and building vocabulary while making winter themed objects out of play doh using these playdough mats #playdough #winterprintables #preschool FREE Winter Counting Practice - Young learners will have fun practicing counting to 10 with this FREE printable, hands on winter Counting Practice using cotton ball snowballs. #wintercounting #preschool #preschoolmath #wintertheme FREE Winter Snapcube Printables - these free printable pattern block templates are a fun preschool math activity for winter! LOW PREP and perfect for january themes and math centers with preschoolers and kindergartners #wintermath #snapcubes #education #preschool #kindergarten

Winter Activities for Preschoolers


Winter Play Doh Cards

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