Monday, January 8, 2018

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Preschool Bear Theme Playdough Templates

Today I'm sharing free Preschool Bear Theme Playdough Mats!

Playdough is wonderful for developing fine motor skills and engaging creative play, and these playdough mats create a fun background to use your playdough with a bear theme!

These playdough mats are fun for imagining stories, sparking play time, and just engaging your kiddos for a few minutes! In fact, my toddler loved them as much as my preschooler!

While you're playing you can talk about how many black and brown bears hibernate (like in the story Bear Snores On), but some bears (like polar bears) do not sleep through the winter! In fact, these tie in wonderfully to bear themes, winter themes, and spring themes! You can also talk about bear diets (fruit, berries, fish, and small mammals), and how most bears give birth inside "birthing dens" while they hibernate! The babies are born tiny with little hair and closed eyes. The babies eat for 2-3 months inside the cave, but the mama bears do not! There is also one counting mat with number cards that you can use to count berries, snowballs, or whatever else you want! Here are a couple pictures "in action:"

Preschool Bear Theme Playdough Mats

There is a set of black and white mats too, in case you're short on color ink!

Note: These mats are copyrighted. Please share them by linking to this blog post and not the actual file. The bear image is created and copyrighted by Prince Padania Clipart.

Are you working on a preschool bear theme? Or are you learning about it with older kids? Then you will love the activities in our Bear Theme here! Hop on over to find free science, art, literacy, math, and more activities!

I am sharing playdough activities today as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids Bear Theme this week!  We are featuring the book Bear Snores On (image below is an Amazon affiliate link):

Join in all the fun live in the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group here, and then check out all the co-host bear activities below!

Bear Cave Alphabet Game - Inspiration Laboratories
Teddy Bear Ordering and Sorting - Rainy Day Mum
Printable Bear Counting Activity - The Educators' Spin On It (small cost)
Bear Snores On Snack Time - My Storytime Corner
Bear Dreamed About Colors Printable Book to Color- JDaniel4's Mom
FREE Bear Themed Play Dough Mats - Preschool Powol Packets (You are here!) 
Hibernating Bear Craft - Still Playing School

Happy Educating,

I may share at any of these parties!

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