This play activity comes from my book Let Them Play: The Importance of Play and 100 Child Development Activities. These play dough mats are a wonderful way for children to imagine and create with home-made play dough or Playdoh from the store. Playing with play dough helps children with their fine motor skills and the development of the finger and hand strength. It is also a sensory play activity that helps children develop their creative skills.

These printable play dough mats can be printed and laminated to use with play dough. Children can use these designs to create their own works of artwork. They also help to keep your counters clean! With the laminated surface they are reusable and simply need to be wiped clean.

You can purchase self laminating pouches, which don’t require a laminator:

I prefer using a laminator with laminating pouches. They make laminating simple and smooth. They are much easier to use than self-laminating pouches, in my personal experience. Here is a simple laminator, similar to one I have been using for almost 10 year now (and its less than $30):

With a laminator you need laminating pouches like these:

Here are the printable play dough mats that are FREE for you to print and use:

Let Them Play will be available on Amazon on Tuesday, September 24th! You will find this activity and over 100 more activities in this book.