These garden playdough mats are perfect for garden loving kids!
My kids love gardening. There are lots of great, easy veggies to grow with kids, and fun things to do in the garden, but some days it’s really not gardening weather.
We wanted to go and do some gardening today, but it has been rainy and cold here, and the veggie garden is a muddy mess. So we made play dough gardens instead with these fun, free printable, garden play dough mats!.
Instead of being cold and wet outside in the real garden, with a few lumps of play dough, and some accessories, we were soon busy in our play dough garden.
It’s easy to grow a garden with these garden playdough mats!
Here’s a fun new playdough recipe to try!
Garden Play Dough Mats
There are three fun play dough mats in this garden play dough mat set.
Each has a simple image and a question which is designed to encourage creativity and imagination. There are no right or wrong way to create with these play dough mats, so if your kids wan’t to plant snakes in their garden that’s fine, and if your tree has candy growing on it, that’s awesome! It’s all about creativity and fun!
We used our lovely soft microwave play dough with our garden play dough mats, and a collection of loose parts and accessories.
I’ve shared some affiliate links below to similar items, but most of these things can be picked up at your local craft or dollar store, or just use whatever you have on hand.
Here are the things we used for our garden play dough mats:
- Sequins (similar to these leaf sequins)
- Straws, cut up
- Plastic gems (similar to these plastic gems )
- Glass pebbles (similar to these glass pebbles)
- Real leaves from the garden
First we planted a few things in pots…
Did you know you can grow play dough carrots in a pot?
Then we planted a few things in a garden bed…
There was even a worm wriggling around under the soil!
And last of all we made some gorgeous leaves sprout on a big tree…
There are sequin blossoms on our tree too, just like the trees in our orchard right now.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
You can make your own play dough garden, just print out the play dough mats and laminate them. 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.
I use a regular desktop inkjet printer to print our play dough mats. I print onto regular printer paper and then laminate each one. If you want to save on laminating pockets, laminate two sheets together, back to back. You could also slip them in a page protector, or use write and wipe pockets.
More Play Dough Mats
When you are finished planting your play dough garden, you might like some of our other free printable play dough mats.
If you love my free playdough mats and would like to support my small business, you might like to check out some of my playdough sets in my shop.