These Valentine’s Day Playdough Mats are already a big hit in our house. My daughter saw me creating them and immediately begged me to print them out for her. Sadly, I broke her heart by telling her they were for Valentine’s Day and she would have to wait just a few more days. But, I appeased her with another set and she was all good.
I remember having so much fun at my grade school Valentine’s Day parties and I love doing the same things with my own children. We don’t exchange cards with each other, but we do make cookies, have a nice lunch and do some fun papers. These playdough mats coordinate great with the other printables I have made to make a fun-filled day. Playdough mats are great for working on counting, fine motor skills and even letter recognition. I recommend printing each page (preferably on cardstock, but printer paper will work too) and then laminating them for longevity. The nice thing about these mats is that they really are multi-purpose. You can use them with playdough for younger kids and then graduate to wipe-off markers as they get more fine motor skills. You can also use a variety of objects to place in the little boxes to help kids with their counting. My girls also love to use pom-poms to count.
Included in this set:
- 4 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
Want more ideas? Check out my Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest.
Here are some books you might like to read as you work through this pack.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by N. Di Angelo
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond