Alphabet Playdough Mats (FREE Printable Mats)

Playdough is a favorite at our house. There’s hardly a day that goes by that I don’t hear, “Mommy, can we play with the playdough?” I also have little ones who love their alphabet (and two who still need to work on it a bit). So, I combined letter learning and playdough and created some Alphabet Playdough Mats (free download at the end of this post).

Alphabet Playdough Mats- This Reading MamaA few of them may look familiar, as I used a couple of mat ideas from our FREE Winter, Spring, and Summer Playdough Mats!
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letter p playdough mat example - This Reading Mama

The idea is that you take the open-ended mat, slip it into a plastic sleeve protector {or laminate for durability} add a little playdough, while sneaking in some fine motor fun, and create a picture with it like you see in the example above. The mats are all open-ended so kids can get as creative as they’d like. You can use store-bought dough {like we used} or make your own.


This pack is perfect for kids who need some alphabet review or you  can take it one at a time, printing off just the letter(s) you want. {And just for the record, ALL my kids love these mats; they are ages 2, 4, 5.5 and almost 9.} If you are a classroom teacher, this would make a GREAT fine motor/literacy center, too! 


Learning the Alphabet no border

You can find more open-ended Playdough Mats in Learning the Alphabet! Read more about it these ABC Printable Packs HERE.


More FREE Printable Playdough Mats:


There’s an App for That!

Alphabet Sounds Learning App - This Reading Mama

Alphabet Sounds Learning App has FOUR levels of interactive letter sound learning including a level for beginning sounds! Read more about it here.


FREE Alphabet Playdough Mats for every letter - This Reading Mama

>>Download this Alphabet Playdough Mat Pack by clicking HERE.<<



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  1. Those are great mats – we’re past the alphabet play stage…but some of those still look like fun!

  2. Becky, these are great!!!!

  3. I love these Becky! Can’t wait to use them with my boys!

  4. They look so fun! I am sure Aarya will enjoy!

  5. Those are fantastic!

  6. Love these! Printing them now for my kids, especially my daughter!

  7. super cute!! thank you!

  8. unable to download these! :( Links sending me to ebay! and pdf-doc converter links. ??

    • Nevermind! I finally got it. I’m not sure what was happening there. ?? Thank you for the free resource!

  9. These are so fun! Thank you for a great resource! : )

  10. I love the idea too! Great mats! Does the playdoh stick to the mats? Mine kept falling off so my boy lost interest soon cos he couldn’t show his picture off. Is it just the play doh we’re using? Does it usually stay on the mat without slipping off?

    • We don’t usually move the mats beyond the table. We haven’t had a problem with it slipping off if we put them in a plastic sleeve protector or laminate them first. Maybe you could snap photos of his creations and he can show those off.


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