I found these play-dough mats at 123 Homeschool 4 Me. You can print them for free and use them for other activities like bean or noodle mosaics or coloring pages or laminate them and use them with play-dough.
They are a great way to improve fine motor skills, letter recognition, and if you overlap them like this, you can practice simple words with your preschooler. Here is an easy recipe for homemade play-dough.
I experienced some major sticker shock when I took my printed letter mats to several office supply stores only to find out that laminating them would cost $35-$38. Instead I purchased a Swingline laminator from Amazon for around $20. I don't remember what I spent on laminating sheets, but I got 100 of them for way less than $15. My laminator works great and I can laminate a lot more for less than I could have paid at the office supply store.
The boys have enjoyed playing with these mats (while learning too ...but don't tell them, they just think its fun).
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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