Free Christmas Playdough Mats
There is just something so fun about homeschooling during the holiday season! With all the fun Christmas activities, games, and crafts, the classroom is always filled with delicious smells and festive projects. One of my favorite activities is to work in some hands-on learning with Christmas playdough mats. Today, I’ve got a free set of Christmas Cookie Play Dough Mats that you can use with scented playdough (gingerbread playdough recipe here), mini-erasers, candy canes, or even cookies.
Gingerbread Man Play Dough Mat
The first way you can use these free Christmas Playdough Mats is with Gingerbread Play Dough and a Gingerbread Man cookie cutter. This set of cookie cutters provides you with multiple sizes for even more learning fun! Your students will LOVE to roll and cut out their own gingerbread cookies. Best of all, the play dough will smell just like gingerbread for some added sensory fun!
Christmas Cookie Play Dough Mats
Another way to use these playdough mats is with Christmas themed erasers! This set includes sturdy and adorable erasers featuring a snowman, present, penguin, Christmas tree, stocking, Santa, snowflake, and of course a Gingerbread Man. This set comes with 100 erasers so we’ll be using them over and over with our Christmas Activities. They are also great for counting, addition, subtraction, and learning about patterns.
If you’d rather not deal with the playdough mess, or don’t have erasers at hand, you can still use this cookie mat by cutting out your own little gingerbread men from brown construction paper. I just cut these by hand, and they ended up a little too large for the tray. So, I made a set of printable Gingerbread Men Templates for your kiddos to decorate and cut-out. You can use these as a template and cut them from construction paper, or have children decorate and color them in. See below for printing instructions.
Gingerbread Cookie Playdough Mats
Print these mats on cardstock and place inside a page protector for reuse.
Gingerbread Man Template
This sheet will print 12 gingerbread men for your children to decorate. Suggested embellishments are provided as well as fun decorating examples. Use these with the cookie tray for counting activities.
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