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Printable Gingerbread Playdough Mats

Looking for fun Christmas activities for kids to keep them engaged during winter break? Look no further! These printable Gingerbread Playdough Mats are a perfect solution. Not only will they have a blast playing with playdough, but it also helps them develop and refine their fine motor skills while unleashing their creativity.

Use these playdough mats to create a themed invitation to play, adding to the excitement of the holidays at home or in the classroom. Get ready for hours of fun and festive playtime that will captivate your little ones.

Preview images of printable gingerbread themed sheets with text overlay.

Want more preschool Christmas activity ideas? Don’t miss our Christmas Tree Size Sorting printable and this list of Christmas books for kids. We also have a bouncing playdough recipe you may enjoy.

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Gingerbread Playdough Mat Activity

Just about every kid loves playing with playdough. It’s a great sensory activity and is full of learning disguised as fun free play.

Rolling out the dough and forming it into shapes helps build hand strength and fine motor skills. Plus, they are working on color recognition (and mixing, because you know they always mix different colors together).

Blank gingerbread cookie playdough mat printable image preview

While most kids are happy to get creative the moment you hand over a container of playdough, some may need more of an invitation to play or guided direction. This is where playdough mats come in!

Printable playdough mats are a great resource because they are easy to incorporate into play and learning activities with playdough.

Our printable gingerbread mat set provides fun creative prompts for kids. The set includes a gingerbread house and four different versions of gingerbread cookies.

To play, I highly recommended laminating the mats after printing them out so you can use them again and again. If you do not have a laminator machine, you can also put them in plastic page protectors.

Then, make your own homemade gingerbread scented playdough and make other colors too, or use store bought playdough to decorate the gingerbread house and cookies.

Gingerbread house playdough mat printable page.

Kids can roll out the dough and shape it using the playdough mats as templates, then decorate. Or, they can use pieces of playdough to decorate the plain gingerbread cookie directly.

The possibilities are endless!

I hope you have fun using these at home or in your classroom! They work great as a winter break boredom buster too.

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