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Literacy and fine motor skills are developed with these colorful playdough letter mats that your students will surely treasure. Pirates always capture a young child’s imagination. Arrrrr matey!
Other Printable Alphabet Centers and Worksheets
Valentines Alphabet Clip Strips – works on literacy and fine motor skills at the same time by placing a clip at the matching upper and lowercase letters.
Bunny Burrows Game – adorable game that’s great for small groups working on their alphabet sounds.
Pirate Playdough Mats Setup
For this activity you will need:
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Playing This Fun Letter Formation Game
This activity is easy to prepare but sure to provide endless fun! Just print out the playing mats and ask your child to form the letters out using the playdough provided. I suggest laminating the mats beforehand. If not, the paper can get stuck to the playdough and tear. There is a version with colored letters and another with black and white letters.
Looking for more pirate themed centers?
If you like this, then you’ll love my 10 Pirate Themed Literacy and Math Centers. These easy-prep games will teach your preschooler or kindergartener various early math and literacy skills like counting up the coins, tracing lines to the X spot, and more.
1) Finding Pirate Treasure – Pick a letter card and find it on the recording sheet. Color in the correct letter until all letters have been found. This would be a fun game to combine with a sensory bin or as a treasure hunt around the room.
2) Playdough Alphabet Mats – Pirate-themed mats for forming the letters while working on fine motor strengthening.
3) Pirate Alphabet Matching – Pair up the upper and lowercase letters.
4) Pirate Finds the X – 15 different tracing patterns for pre-writing practice.
5) Colorful Jewel Match – Flip over the cards 2 at a time to try to match up the gems by color.
6) Pirate Ten Frame Counting Mats – Use these with some gold coin tokens, pompoms, etc to work on one to one correspondence and ten frames.
7) Counting Up The Treasure – Count the number of coins and then place a clip at the correct number from 1-20.
8) Emotions Playdough Mats – Blank mats for children to design with playdough (or even drawing with dry erase markers). Emotion word cards are provided for inspiration.
9) Parrot Patterns – In this activity, kids will complete the color patterns that include ABAB, AABAAB and ABCABC.
10) Pirate Simple Sums – 12 Addition and 12 subtraction cards are provided for this activity as well as a recording sheet for the answers.
Books About Pirates That We Love:
Other Summer Printables You’ll Love:
2) Summer Gross Motor Dice – printable dice for getting kids moving outside!
3) Ice Cream Measurement Cards – grab your rulers and learn how to measure length using ice cream cones.
4) Watermelon 4-piece Number Puzzles – works on number recognition, subitizing and counting all at once.
5) Summer Printable Worksheets Pack – 50 pages of mixed worksheets working on various literacy and match activities.
6) Pirate Alphabet Playdough Mats – Literacy and fine motor skills are developed with these colorful playdough letter mats that your students will surely treasure.
7) Count and Compare Fish – In this fun game, kids will count and compare fish in a tank and fish in a bowl to see which has a bigger number and learn how to use the symbols greater than and lesser than correctly.
8) Firefly Counting – This math activity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and homeschooling or for busy parents looking for something their little one can do independently.
9) Flower Measurement Cards – Kids work on math and measurement in this spring flowers-themed printable.
10) Easy Mondrian Art – My preschooler loved doing this super simple tape and chalk art activity outdoors but if you don’t have a garden, you can download the printable I made for you!
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