Hands-On Fun With Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat

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.

Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center with two background options black or white  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

The most basic way you can use these is a playdough mat. You can make playdough snakes and put them around the shape. We used yellow playdough.

Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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
Free Star Themed Shape Playdough Mat - 10 fun shape mats with a stars that is great for a space themed shape center  - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out all the Space Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs!

Space Printables & Activities - 3Dinosaurs.com

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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.
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