These mini holiday play dough mats will make great little gifts for students, sweet party favors, or just a fun activity to occupy kids during a Christmas or holiday gathering.
I created 4 different mini holiday play dough mats. Print them, laminate them, and cut them out.
I found a package of little Play-doh containers in the stocking stuffer/candy aisle of my local Target store. If you have some extra time on your hand, you can also easily make your own play dough. Here is a recipe from Imagination Tree.
Along with the mini holiday play dough mats, you will find “dough-lightful” little gift cards (both holiday and Christmas versions). Place a gift card, a set of laminated play dough mats, and 1- 2 containers of play dough in a little cello gift bag. Tie the bag with a pretty ribbon and you will have a cute holiday favor or gift for kids.
I think that this is a gift that kids will enjoy, plus parents will appreciate that it isn’t a candy treat.
Playing with play dough is a great way for kiddos to work on their fine motor skills, but the mats can provide opportunities to practice counting, color identification, and patterning as well.
Increase the fun and learning opportunities by including more than one color of play dough in your little gift. Just don’t tag me in the pictures when the kids mix the colors. Does anybody else have serious play dough color mixing issues?
To get the free printable mini play dough mats, click HERE I hope that your kiddos enjoy this treat.
Are you looking for more hands on learning activities for your kids? Check out these Christmas activities in my store: