Space is one theme we just love at our house. We have been doing space activities it seems like forever.
I love looking at stars and constellations. They always make such great shapes in the sky. With that thought I made these free star themed shape playdough mats.
It is fun to learn with something new! So have some fun with shapes and starts.
I love having fun and different activities that I can change up. That is where the star mats come from. Fun ideas we have done before but in a new theme. These are similar to the dinosaur shape mats.
Each mat has a shape that is made with by stars. Each of the stars is connected to make the shape in the night sky. This is a great addition to the space printables on the site.
Because this a space theme mat I wanted to have a fun black background for the mat! I thought it would be so much fun to use. But because I know that not everyone likes printing tons of black ink I made sure to include a white background option as well.
I printed out the white version on stardust cardstock to make them still be a little fun.
Ways To Use These Mats
I love to put the mats in sheet protectors because I can pull out just the mats I need or put the mats back to back. If you plan to use them over and over then I recommend laminating them.
One way you can use these is to place star buttons on each of the stars on the mat. It is a great one to one correspondence.
If you have printed the black background, put it in a sheet protector or laminate it and kids can practice tracing the shape with a black dry erase marker. You can watch the white line disappear.
Another way to do this mat is to cover the stars with playdough circles. We do this a lot. Or you could roll playdough our and use a star cookie cutter to make star shapes.
What you will find in these printables:
- Star Themed shape mats
- shapes: circle, square, rectangle, oval, triangle, diamond, star, heart, and cresecnt
- 19 pages of printables
- Black background or white background options
Check out all the Space Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs!
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com