Print out the sheets, laminate them, and cut out each card.
Instruct your child to fill the inside of each shape with playdough. They’ll love squishing the dough to fill inside each shape and will get the added sensory benefit while learning.
They could also trace the letters of each word or the outline of each shape with a dry erase marker.
Or, use a salt tray and invite your child to trace each shape they see on the card in sand.
You could even turn this into a matching game by printing two sets of the cards.
Money and time saving tip:
We signed up for the HP Instant Ink program over a year ago and absolutely love it! They offer several different plans (such as $4.99 for 100 pages a month) and will automatically send you new cartridges before you even need them.
We are now saving SO MUCH money (and time) on ink and I don’t feel guilty about printing out new printables and playdough mats each day. If you want to check it out, ordering through our link herewill give you 1 free month.
You can use just about any HP printer but we’ve been using this compact one and absolutely love it! The color is gorgeous and matches my decor (we’ll call that a win!) and the size is smaller than any printer I’ve ever owned which is great for small spaces (or living room/dining room offices).
Between HP Instant Ink and our compact printer, my printing life truly has become so much easier to print all these fun playdough mats and activity sheets we’ve been making lately.
To round the corners as we did, we recommend this corner punch. It was such a great investment and is used all the time! It works great on everything from printer paper and cardstock to laminated paper. It really takes the printables to the next level! Also, it’s nice not to have to worry about getting poked with those sharp corners.
QUICK TIP: We have many other fun themed printables in the library but if you’re in a hurry and only want to download this particular printable for now – you can find it on page 20 of the resource library.
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