Math Monsters Playdough Printables Shapes

Monster Shape Playdough Mats

Kids will have fun practicing forming shapes and learning shape names with these adorable, Free Monster Shape Playdough Mats. The adorable, silly monsters will make practicing tracing shapes or making shapes out of playdough a scary good time for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Kids will have fun practicing forming shapes and learning shape names with these adorable, Free Monster Shape Playdough Mats. The adorable, silly monsters will make practicing tracing shapes or making shapes out of playdough a scary good time for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Shape Playdough Mats

Learning what shapes are called and how to be form preschool shapes can be tricky for some students. This cute monster printable pack contains 10 shape playdough mats to help toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students learn their shapes! Use these shape mats with play dough or as a trace and erase shape activity, either way will provide wonderful practice tracing shape names and kindergarten shapes including: rectangle, circle, square, triangle, oval, heart, hexagon, pentagon, star, and trapezoids.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this math activity for preschoolers! Use this shape printable as extra practice as you do school at home, at a math center in your classroom, or as a supplement to your homeschool math curriculum. Either way this educational shape activity is sure to make practicing this important math skill FUN!


Monster Playdough Mats

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shape playdough into ropes and then make into the shape featured on each shape playdough mat

Shape Mats

Start out by printing the shape playdough mats in color.  The free playdough mats have just a splash of color to make them engaging and exciting for young learners, but still thinking about saving you on printer ink costs too.

I highly suggest you laminate the free shape mats for durability and to make these reusable. Finally, carefully use scissors to cut each page in half.

Because these cute monsters come in various colors, another easy extension to this activity would be to have students make their play doh shapes out of the same color as the monster on the shape card. If you’d like to add some color recognition to this shape recognition activity you will need the following colors: purple, pink, yellow, green, blue, red, teal, and orange.

now use a dry erase marker to trace the shape name on the shape printables for preschoolers

Shape Printables

To complete this playdough activity, grab whatever playdough you have on hand and form playdough shapes. You can either make ropes or pancake shapes to cover the various sizes of shapes on your playdough mat. We love using one of these amazing playdough recipes:

These adorable monster printables are perfect for engaging young learners

Monster Printables

After you’ve made all the shapes on the monster printable, use a dry erase marker to trace the name of shapes.  This is such a cute, hands on math activity for preschoolers learning shapes.

These adorable monster printables are perfect for engaging young learners.

These monster trace and erase shape worksheets are a fun way for kids to practice shapes.

Our favorite way to do this shape activity is with hands on playdough, but if you are short on time or supplies these can be used as Monster Trace and Erase Shape Worksheets too. This is a less work, and quicker shape practice activity that is equally fun and effective for practicing shapes!

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Monster Activities for Preschoolers

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Shape Printables

Looking for more fun ways to help kids learn about shapes? You will love these free shape printables:

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Free Playdough Mats

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of and where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.


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