Alphabet Play Dough Mats – and the Weekly Kids Co-Op

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Custom Alphabet Play Dough Mats | Octavia and Vicky

Pebble has been very keen on learning about letters and what they ‘say’, and often asks about sounds in words. To build on her interest in letters and sounds we made these alphabet play dough mats. They are a printable from Sparklebox…. with a twist. I customised our play dough mats so that they included pictures of people familiar to Pebble, as names seem to be one of her biggest interests.

I didn’t print the whole alphabet, only those letters that were most relevant for Pebble. She was not yet three when I first made these, and a whole alphabet is a bit overwhelming all at once.

Pebble helped me to find the right alphabet mat to stick the photos on to. I told her what sound each letter made and then held up a photo of the person. Then she would say their name and find the correct mat to put them on. The making of the mats was a game all on it’s own! These mats could even be used to make a matching game – read on for instructions.

After the mats were laminated Pebble used play dough to make the shapes of the letters on each mat, and we talked about the pictures and sounds that we could see and hear. Of course Pebble puts her own spin on it too – making play dough shapes of the pictures as well as the letters :)

This was a really simple way to build on Pebble’s current interest in letters and sounds and also enjoy some sensory play.

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Make your own customised alphabet play dough mats:

  1. Print the alphabet mats from Sparklebox (pdf).
  2. Print photos of family, friends or objects that most interest your child.
  3. Cut out and stick the photos onto the correct alphabet mats.
  4. Laminate the mats using laminating sheets or cover the mats in clear sticky paper (we call it ‘contact’ here in Australia).
  5. Play and learn by creating the letter shapes with play dough and naming all the people and objects on the mat.

Make your own customised alphabet matching game:

  1. Print the alphabet mats from Sparklebox (pdf).
  2. Print photos of family, friends or objects that most interest your child and cut them out.
  3. Laminate the alphabet mats and photos separately, either using laminating sheets or clear sticky paper.
  4. Play and learn by matching the photos of the people and objects to the correct mat.



Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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4 Comments

  1. Love Sparklebox. I love the addition of family photos to the mats.
    Jackie@My Little Bookcase recently posted..#PLAYMATTERS: 10 PLAYFUL PICTURE BOOKSMy Profile

  2. What a great idea to add the family pics…must try this idea out…thanks for sharing Kylie x
    jode@mummymusingsandmayhem recently posted..Kid’s Co-Op – Crafty fun with Animals!My Profile

  3. Great idea! JJ is interested in learning some letters too, so this is really good timing for us :)
    Danya Banya recently posted..A Letter to Bee (5 months)My Profile

  4. I really like the idea to personalise using family photos :)
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