Even though we talk about what Resurrection Day really means for us as Christians with our children from an early age, I still want to have activities for them on their level. As Easter approaches, we do incorporate Resurrection studies in to our schoolwork more and these playdough mats are a great way to keep them occupied while we read from the Bible or as I’m working with the older children.
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
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If you’re looking for some great readers to use while focusing on Resurrection Day, check out these great titles. Many are probably available at your local library, or you could get a Kindle version for most of them on Amazon. I love using my Kindle Reader app to read with my kids. I have so many titles at the tip of my fingers in just minutes!
God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren
The Story of the Resurrection Eggs: Benjamin’s Box by Melody Carlson
The Week that Led to Easter by Joanne Larrison
The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier
The First Easter by Carol Heyer
The Easter Story by Patricia A. Pingry
Very First Lord’s Supper by Swanee Ballman
The Easter Stranger by Nicole E. Dreyer
The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
The Day Jesus Died by Bryan Davis
The Story of the Empty Tomb by Bryan Davis
My First Story of Easter by Tim Dowley
Jesus is Alive: Evidence for the Resurrection for Kids by Sean McDowell
The Easter Story for Children by Max Lucado
Jesus Is Risen by Sharon Wilson
Journey to the Cross by Helen Haidle