Mama to 5 Blessings wrote this post on the behalf of Hasbro and their PR Company. This is not a sponsored review and was written as a part of #PlayLikeHasbro Community. All views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.
My kids can sit and play with Play-Doh for hours. I admit I often sit and play with it with them! Not only is it a classic toy but it is so versatile. Kids can create, mold, construct, sculpt and use their imaginations. As an educator I use it in our homeschooling. Not only is it perfect to keep my little ones busy while I homeschool my older children but they can learn while playing with it too! Recently I found a new way to teach my preschooler how to learn and recognize and trace his letters and numbers by making him Play-Doh learning mats.
I printed off block letters so that my son could shape the alphabet and numbers. This project was super easy to do. Once the letters and numbers were printed I laminated them front and back so that he could practice at a time. When he was done he could flip the mat over and work on another letter or number. If you do not have a laminator no worries you can always use clear plastic page protectors instead.
Printed letters and/or numbers
Copy paper or cardstock
Laminator or clear page protectors
My son rolled out he then traced the letters and/or numbers on his mats with the Play-Doh. He enjoyed it so much that he did not realize that he was learning at the same time!
To celebrate such a fun product for all ages to enjoy, today is World Play-Doh Day! Join us for the World Play-Doh Day Twitter party today (9/16) at 2:00 pm EST with @ModernMom and continue the celebrations all day long by sharing your masterpieces using the hashtag #WorldPlayDohDay
How do you and your children create with Play-Doh? Share by commenting below!