Add a little extra Christmas cheer with these three free printable Christmas play dough mats.
Kids will love decorating the Christmas tree, decorating some Christmas cookies, and making Santa some clothes! These holiday playdough mats are a super fun, fine motor, sensory, and creative play activity for the Christmas season.
Play dough mats are such a fun and easy way to add a little extra to a play dough set up. During the holiday season, these free Christmas playdough mats are a fun and easy way to add a little Christmas to your playdough set up.
Kids will be working on their fine motor skills without even noticing it, while using their imaginations, being creative and enjoying some Christmas sensory play.
This Christmas play dough activity is perfect for using a home with your kids, or in the classroom with your group of preschoolers, kindergarteners or early years grades.
Setting Up Christmas Play Dough
These Christmas play dough mats are all designed to be open-ended. They offer a starting point to encourage imagination and creativity. They ask open-ended questions to encourage kids to come up with their own ideas rather than simply following instructions.
There are no right or wrong ways to use use them, only creativity, exploration and fun!
So if your child wants to dress Santa in a swimsuit that’s awesome! And if your child’s Christmas tree has a dinosaur at the tippy top, that’s cool too!
You can use these play dough mats with any kind of playdough you like, or use modelling clay (plasticine), or loose parts, or even a dry erase marker.
We used modelling clay with our playdough mats, and we added some loose parts and accessories to go with them.
Here are some ideas of fun extras you can add to your Christmas play dough set up:
- sparkly pipe cleaners
You can laminate these holiday playdough mats, cover then with self adhesive paper, or pop them into a plastic pocket so you can use them again and again.
Free Printable Christmas Playdough Mats
There are three Christmas themed playdough mats in this set. Each one is designed as a starting point for your child’s imagination, so they can be used in any way your child likes.
Christmas Tree Playdough Mat
Decorate this Christmas tree play dough mat by adding some extra branches, some decorations, or whatever you wish. What will on the top of this Christmas tree?
You can download the ‘Decorate the Christmas tree’ play dough mat here.
Christmas Cookies Playdough Mat
This is the easy, low-mess, way to decorate Christmas cookies! And you can decorate them over and over again!
You can download the ‘Decorate some Christmas cookies’ play dough mat here.
Dress Santa Playdough Mat
Santa needs some clothes! What sort of clothes can you make for Santa to wear? Is it hot or cold, will he need summer or winter clothes? What is Santa when on vacation, what would he wear then? What does he wear when he is looking after the reindeer? There are so many fun ways to dress Santa!
You can download the ‘Santa needs some clothes’ play dough mat here.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
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More Christmas Play Dough!
This set includes the three play dough mats seen above, and three brand new, not available anywhere else, holiday play dough mats.
Find the full set of Christmas play dough mats in the shop, on sale for $3.00 (US)
If you are looking for more fun, free printable, Christmas activities, you can find all of our Christmas printables here.