Benefits of playing with playdough:
*Strengthening fingers, wrists, and hands which helps develops fine motor skills and coordination.
*Gives an opportunity for dramatic play and fosters creativity and imagination.
*Gives a chance for experimentation and discovery.
Some playdough mats have a purpose such as making letters or putting a certain number of “apples” on a tree and others are for creative open ended play.
Here are several playdough mats that you can print for free and other creative ideas for playing with playdough: