Hands-On Learning With Blends Playdough Mats!

Playdough mats have always been one of our favorite ways to do hands-on learning. They work on so many skills while you use them.

Today I have some blends playdough mats that focus on the two letters of some beginning sound blends. These are fun and great for kids just starting out learning about the blend sounds.

Free Blends Playdough Mats - 21 mats with beginning sounds with two match pictures for the blend - 3Dinosaurs.com

I like having something I can use over and over while working on learning. We use these playdough mats with the series Meet the Phonics – Blends. It has the sounds and is a great way for kids to work on their sounds with words and matching mats for the videos.

Each of the mats has the blend in big font size for kids to see with two matching images on the side. The pictures have the matching word written out for them to see.

Free Blends Playdough Mats - 21 mats with beginning sounds with two match pictures for the blend - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we use these printables:

One of the easiest ways to use these printables is as the playdough mat. You can give them playdough and they can make snakes and fill the letter. I put our playdough mats in sheet protectors and use playdough with them. This is also an easy way to store the printable.

Free Blends Playdough Mats - 21 mats with beginning sounds with two match pictures for the blend - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another fun idea we have done with the mats is sorting lacing letters to fill the playdough area. This is easy to do and works on learning the letters that make the blends.

Free Blends Playdough Mats - 21 mats with beginning sounds with two match pictures for the blend - 3Dinosaurs.com

Blends Playdough Selling Sets

If you are looking for more blends playdough options check out the blends playdough mats selling set.

It has a playdough mat as above with a tracing of the letter options. You can make the playdough and then trace the two letters together below it.

Blends Playdough Mats - 21 mats with beginning sounds with two match pictures for the blend 3 options for each of the mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

There is also a set of pages that just have the two beginning letters so you can build your own words.

Blends Playdough Mats - 21 mats with beginning sounds with two match pictures for the blend 3 options for each of the mats - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the free Blends Playdough Mats:

  • Two pictures and words matching the blends
  • The following blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr.
  • 21 pages of printables
Free Blends Playdough Mats - with 20 different beginning blends sounds - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will Find in the Blends Playdough Mats Selling Set

The selling set has a collection of different blends playdough for kids to use. Each mat is slightly different but gives fun centers for kids to work on the words.

Blends Playdough Mats - with 20 different beginning blends sounds - three different types of playdough mats $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • The blend letters with two matching pictures
  • The blend letters with two matching pictures and trace the blends letters
  • The blend letters so kids can build blend words
  • The following blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr.
  • 63 pages of printables
  • Price: $3

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
This entry was posted in learning to read and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

22 Responses to Hands-On Learning With Blends Playdough Mats!

  1. Catherine says:

    I do believe you are extra amazing! We are working on blends right now in class. This is perfect!

    Thank you for all the amazing resources you’ve shared.

    • Cassie says:

      I’m glad you are using it right now. We are working on that as well! So just seems to fit our needs. They are lots of fun to do!

  2. What a fun idea for practicing blends! Thanks so much for sharing your printables, Cassie! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/free-printable-of-the-day/

    • Cassie says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this! It is a lot of fun to use and make them! My girls have totally enjoyed these!

  3. Niki says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. Love your site.

  4. Len says:

    Thank you, I have one who needs a little more work on blends. I do have a question for you. We have most of the PreSchool Prep movies and love them but I haven’t heard very positive review of the blends. Do you think they are worth the $? Someone mentioned that some of the blends were mispronounced, have you noticed that?

    • Cassie says:

      Instead of the dr it does have an “a” in it. So it sounds more like drah but when they do the blend with the whole word they work it out. My 3 year old knows her blends and does them correct with words. It got her doing some of her speech better. No video is 100%. I always make sure to use words and other things outside of the video to make sure the sounds are correct. It was one of the reasons to make the playdough mats.

      The video also helped my 7 year old finally read her blends better. She has struggled with it for some time. I like to use them but not rely on them 100%.

  5. meredith wallace says:

    this is awesome! It will be great for my kids!

  6. I love the color idea for the blends.

  7. Pingback: Hearts for Home Blog Hop #13 - Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

  8. Beth says:

    What a fun, interactive way for practicing blends in a hands on way! LOVE it!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I always look forward to your link-ups! I am buffering this to share this week

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  9. Rebecca says:

    I was just thinking I needed to go over blends with my daughter, thanks.

    Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase.

  10. Pingback: The Sunday Showcase: Learning Letter Sounds - Here Come the Girls

  11. Rebecca says:

    Just popping back to let you know I’ve featured this On The Sunday Showcase:

    http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/04/20/learning-letter-sounds.html

  12. Veronica says:

    you are amazing! Love EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Pingback: Free Blends Word Ladders | 3 Dinosaurs

  14. Pingback: Free Blends Wall Cards | 3 Dinosaurs

  15. Pingback: Free Digraph Playdough Mats | 3 Dinosaurs

  16. Pingback: New ABC Frame Cards | 3 Dinosaurs

  17. Pingback: Free Gross Motor Printable List | 3 Dinosaurs

  18. Pingback: Free Blends 3 Part Cards | 3 Dinosaurs

  19. Pingback: The ULTIMATE List of FREE Phonics Activities - This Reading Mama

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.