These mini Christmas 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.
If you are looking for a sweet little Christmas gift for the kids in your life, I have a great idea for you. These printable play dough mats, along with a container or two of play dough can be assembled into a cute little gift bag. Here is how I put mine together.
Prepare the Christmas Play Dough Mats
I created 4 different mini holiday play dough mats. They print 2 sets per page. To prepare them you need to print them, laminate them, and then cut them out.
Assemble Play Dough Mat Gift Bags
Of course, if you have play dough mats…..you need play dough. I found a package of little Play dough containers in the stocking stuffer/candy aisle of my local Target store. If you don’t feel like battling the holiday crowds in the stores….scroll down to the bottom of the page for some Amazon affiliate links. 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 Christmas gift for kids.
I think that this is not only a gift that kids will enjoy, but parents will appreciate that it isn’t a candy.
Playing with play dough is a great way for kiddos to work on their fine motor skills, but the mats can also provide opportunities to practice counting, color identification, and patterning.
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?
Download The Play Dough Mat Printable
To get the free printable mini play dough mats, are now available at my TPT store. 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:
Below are some items from Amazon that can be used for the activities mentioned in this article. The links below are affiliate links. If you happen to purchase something from link, there will be no additional cost to you, but a small portion of your purchase will be used towards the cost of maintaining this website.