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If you’re looking for an awesome way to get your kids excited for Fall, try playdough mats!Fall Playdough Mats are fabulous for hands-on activities for your young learners. Use this free instant download to print, laminate, and have learning fun!
Bonus: get a super easyplaydough recipe that you can use again and again!
Parents and kids love playdough mats because:
an easy-to-use prompt is provided for creative fun
the mat defines a specific space to keep playdough on
when laminated, they are reusable!
I created these mats for my two younger boys. They love to use playdough for all sorts of creations. Fall-themed playdough mats would be perfect for our homeschool morning gathering time and anytime during our homeschool day that I needed to keep them engaged in a positive activity while teaching their older brothers.
6 Free Fall Playdough Mats for Learning Fun
This instant download includes a free printable pack of three pages with:
This recipe is one of my favorites for homemade playdough. You will need:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
food coloring (optional)
extracts, spices, or essential oils (optional)
Add all dry ingredients to large pot and stir. If using spices, add dry spices now. Stir in oil and water. Add drops of food coloring and/or extracts, if desired. Cook over medium heat. Put on a cutting board or counter to cool. Knead playdough mixture until smooth. Add a few drops of essential oil, if desired.
For Apple Cinnamon playdough, add drops of red food coloring, 1-2 tsp. cinnamon, and a few drops of cinnamon essential oil (if desired).
For Pumpkin Spice playdough, add a few drops of yellow and red food coloring, 1 Tbsp. pumpkin spice, and 1 tsp. cinnamon.
Other fabulous scents for Fall to consider are vanilla extract and maple extract.
Wishing you tons of hands-on learning fun with your kids and these Fall playdough mats!
Amy Milcic helps you make life & learning fun. As a homeschool mom of 5 boys, she knows the value of keeping it simple & positive. Amy loves to share resources, tips, & creative ways to boost homeschooling & special times with your loved ones.