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Everyone loves a rainbow! Here is a great printable activity that your kids are sure to enjoy. Grab some play dough and use our printable rainbow play dough mat for the perfect boredom buster any time of the year!
I have a new play dough printable mat for you! The printables that I shared during the holiday season were incredibly popular downloads. Check out the printable play dough mats that I have already posted:
- Roll a Christmas Tree Play Dough Mat Printable
- Roll a Reindeer Play Dough Mat Printable
- Pumpkin Faces Play Dough Mat Printable
- Roll a Skeleton Play Dough Mat Printable
- Roll a Snowman Play Dough Mat Printable
Kids will practice fine motor skills as they roll out the various color strips needed to build their rainbow. This activity would work great for a party activity or as a boredom buster. I happen to think that rainbows are welcome any time of the year, but of course this is going to tie in nicely with St. Patrick’s Day activities as well!
Printable Rainbow Play Dough Mat
The printable activity mat is an easy-to-open PDF and you can print as many copies as you need.
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Roll a Rainbow Play Dough Mat Printable Supplies
You will need the following supplies:
- Roll a Rainbow play dough mat
- Play-Doh (or homemade play dough or any type of craft clay)
- Laminator (optional)
- Dice (just one will do, or one per player!)
We laminate our play dough mats to make them ever more sturdy and durable. We have this laminator and it works great for home projects like this one.
How to Play
1. Kids take turns rolling a die to see what color they get to put on the mat. If they roll a color that has already been placed on the mat, they can roll again until they get a number needed to complete the rainbow scene.
2. You could let the kids make the color stripes before starting the game, or they could make them as the game progresses.
This game can be played by a couple of kids using one mat, or individually with each child using his or her own mat!
I love keeping easy activity mats like this one on hand for those rainy (or snowy!) days or sick days or even for holiday activities. Sometimes you just need a few minutes of activity for the kids as you get dinner ready or transition from one thing to another. These play dough mats are screen-free and really get them to use their brains, all while having a lot of fun.
You could let them use basic clay/play dough tools (ie a plastic knife and roller) with this mat to cut out the shapes. If you are a teacher, this would be an awesome station to set up in your classroom for a holiday party or at any point during the school year. Many preschool and early elementary years focus on learning the basic colors in their curriculum. This would be a great activity to reinforce those lessons.
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