Have you been following along with our Christmas sensory play series? So far we’ve covered sight and sound and this week’s sense is touch!
This year we’ve really enjoyed sharing or free printable play dough mats, and it seems you’ve loved creating with them as much as we have. So of course, for the theme of touch, we had to make some Christmas play dough mats!
We used modelling clay today, but you can use any kind of play dough or clay. Add some accessories such as sequins, buttons, beads, and tinsel and anything else that takes your fancy.
First you need to decorate your Christmas tree. What will you put on the top?
You can download the ‘Decorate the Christmas tree’ play dough mat here.
Then you need to bake some Christmas cookies, don’t forget to decorate them!
You can download the ‘Decorate some Christmas cookies’ play dough mat here.
And then, Santa comes, but he needs some clothes first! Is it hot or cold where you live? Will he need summer or winter clothes?
You can download the ‘Santa needs some clothes’ play dough mat here.
To make your own Christmas play dough mats, just print out the play dough mats and laminate them or cover them in self adhesive paper.
Each of these printable Christmas play dough mats is an A4 sized pdf file. If you are printing on US letter sized paper make sure you choose ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer settings.
They also work great with dry erase markers or crayons, or print them in black and white on plain paper and use them as drawing prompts.
For more Christmassy ‘touch’ activities check out all the fabulous bloggers taking part in the Christmas sensory play series:
Christie at Childhood 101 has some cool balloon printed wrapping paper.
Cathy at Nurture Store has a swooshy candy cane puff pain recipe.
Ana at Babble Dabble Do has some cool embossed ornaments made from foil!
Meri at Meri Cherry has some gorgeous holiday washi tape wall art.
Kristina at Toddler Approved has a fun Christmas sensory board.
Make sure you check out our other free printable play dough mats!
You can find the people play dough mats here.