Learning With Play-Doh (DIY Learning Mats) #WorldPlayDohDay

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. 

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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.


Materials Needed:

Printed letters and/or numbers

Copy paper or cardstock

Laminator or clear page protectors


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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! 

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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

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How do you and your children create with Play-Doh? Share by commenting below! 


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.  Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.   


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is a cute idea. My boys always loved Play-Doh when they were little.

  2. I loved Play-Doh when I was a child! It’s such a creative learning tool, and helps with coordination as well. Such a sweet idea!

  3. That’s very cool. I have always loved Play-Doh and I know my kids play it everywhere, but for some reason we don’t have it here. I’ll have to change that!

  4. PlayDoh is so timeless! I have some great memories of my childhood with PlayDoh, that’s for sure!

  5. Genius! I love this. I have the plastic sheets now I just need to print the letters. So smart

  6. This is so awesome, hope I find it in my store. My daughter has playdoh and loves it so definitely need to get those ad ons.

  7. What a great idea! Kids love Play Doh and this makes learning so much more fun for them.

  8. PlayDoh is so fun, my daughter sadly learned how playdo drys out last time she was with a group of kids playing with playdo she said you need to get the lid on it before it drys out. I wish there was a non dying out kind of playdo.

  9. These look great for non-traditional learners, like my son! And terrific for fine motor! What fun!

  10. Play-Doh is seriously the best. There are so many learning activities you can use it for. I’m loving those letter mats.

  11. We love playdoh. A good activity is to hide beans. Letting you child use his sense of touch to hunt them out.

  12. My daughter loves playing with playdoh, those learning mats are a wonderful idea 😀

  13. This activity is a great idea. The kids work their motor skills and learn letter at the same time!

  14. I love playdoh but I wonder if they got rid of the weird smell. that was the only thing I didn’t like about playdoh.

  15. You should link to some play doh on Amazon so we can buy it from you. This is a great review of an activity we all enjoy (yes, I’m adult and I love play doh).

  16. The kids used to love playing with play doh. It was a great way to work on motor skills.

  17. I am going to snag this idea and use it with Jessica!
    She just started kindergarten and I want to make sure she is actually learning her letters.
    This teacher doesn’t seem as wonderful as the other two’s 🙁

  18. This is such a fun way for the kids to learn! We loved Play Doh when my kids were little.

  19. What an awesome way for kiddos to learn letters and numbers. I am going to have to try this with my 3 year old, we just started back with his home school.

  20. My daughter loves playing with Play-doh. I remember playing as a kid too.

  21. We love Playdoh! I like that you did the letter mats, I need to try that with my son to reinforce letters

  22. This is a great way to learn with Playdoh. I love this idea. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

  23. This is a really great idea. I will have to try this the next time my friend bring her girls over.

  24. Playdoh is a staple in any household with children. What a great way to incorporate learning.

  25. What an awesome idea! My friend’s daughter is learning her ABC’s and I’ll definitely have to tel her about this.

  26. How fun! I’ve never thought of using Play-Doh like this. My kids would have a blast.

  27. Always loved Play Doh as a kid. The iconic smell of it totally brings me back to my childhood. Its great as a “fidget” for kids who have trouble sitting still too. Something to keep their hands busy.

  28. That is super fun! My little girls love to form letters using their play doh.

  29. That’s a great way to play with Play Doh, however Play Doh is banned in my house. It’s too messy.

  30. I remember PlayDoh! It was so fun to create stuff with it. I definitely attribute all of my success to positive play experiences.

  31. This is a brilliant idea. My 4 year old who just started Kinder this year needs to work on his letters and I think this would be a brilliant way to get him to do it happily!

  32. What a great idea! I need to do this with my little one, she will really love it

  33. I love the letter mats! My five year old would love playing with those. Such a neat idea!

  34. Such a great tactile way to learn letters and build motor strength, thanks for sharing!

  35. What a fun way to learn your letters. My kids love letters.

  36. That is such a smart idea. My toddler is OBSESSED with Play Doh at the moment so we are trying to find new ways to play with it!

  37. What a great idea! I guess you could do that with all sorts of shapes, foods, houses etc.
    I found you at Crafting Saturdays.

  38. Playdoh is one of the only things that can keep my twin nieces busy for at least an hour. These mats are such an awesome idea. They are perfect for the stage my nieces are in right now.

  39. Yeah, I sit and play with them too. I’ve seen dads, uncles, and just grown friends stop and play too, if I’ve taken it out for the kids while they’re visiting. 🙂

  40. I love playing with as much as the kids too! My daughter is working on letters right now. This is a great activity to help learn. I would love for you to link this up at Made for Kids link party.

  41. That is a very good and easy idea to follow. We like to create animals and houses with playdoh.

  42. Thank you for sharing this with us, what a fun learning tool.

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