“Ahoy the me hearties!” These free printable pirate play dough mats are perfect for lots of pirate themed fun!
It’s all pirates all the time at our place at the moment. My youngest child just can’t get enough of everything and anything pirate related.
In an attempt to get him to take off his pirate T-shirt so I could wash it, I distracted him with these pirate play dough mats!
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These pirate play dough mats are perfect for kids who are mad about pirates like mine is, and they are great for a pirate themed learning activity, or ‘Talk like a Pirate’ Day!
Print this set of free pirate themed playdough mats and laminate them, or pop them in a dry erase pocket and they are ready to use.
We used our favourite, quick and easy microwave play dough with these play dough mats, but you can use shop bought dough or your own favourite playdough recipe.
Here’s a great new play dough recipe to try.
We used a collection of loose parts and accessories that we had at home with these play dough mats. You don’t need lots of fancy items or accessories, you can buy most of these things online (I’ve linked to some ideas in the list below) or at your local craft or dollar store, or hunt around at home and I’m sure you’ll find lots of things you can use. Be sure to supervise young children with any small items.
Here are some ideas of items and accessories you can use with these playdough mats:
- Straws, cut up
- Plastic gems
- Glass pebbles
- Tooth picks
- sword cocktail sticks
Free Printable Pirate Play Dough Mats!
There are four play dough mats in this pirate themed set.
Each mat has an image and a question which is designed to encourage creativity and imagination. There are no right or wrong way to use these play dough mats, so if the pirate’s flag has a flower on it and the treasure chest is full of chocolate, that’s awesome!
My irate obsessed kiddo had so much fun creating with these play dough mats.
A Pirate Ship
Every pirate needs a ship, don’t the sails and the forget the plank!
You can download the ‘What does your pirate ship look like?’ play dough mat here
A Pirate Flag
Make sure you have a really scary flag to fly from your pirate ship!
A Treasure Map
You need to hide your treasure well if you are a pirate, somewhere with sinking sand, a volcano and a troll bridge should do it! (Don’t ask me how the troll came into the pirate theme, just go with it!)
Download the ‘Make a treasure map!’ play dough mat here.
A Treasure Chest
Once you’ve found your treasure chest, open it up and see what loot is inside!
Download the ‘What is in your treasure chest?’ play dough mat here.
Each of these printable beautiful bugs playdough mats is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open them. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
If you’ve got kids who love pirates, print out these play dough mats and have lots of fun creating!
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.
Do your kids love pirates?
What else are they interested in right now?
Find all of our free printable play dough mats here.