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You don’t want to miss this Little Red Riding Hood activity for kids! They’ll love building story props with playdough mats featuring their favorite characters.
When you hand your kids these Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale playdough mats, you’ll inspire creativity while building fine motor skills. Hands-on activities and learning through play are both a great way to get the most out of your kids’ favorite books!
Little Red Riding Hood Activity
Playdough mats are so beneficial for young learners. Manipulating playdough strengthens fine motor skills.
Building the shapes on each mat inspire creativity – especially when you give them a black and white copy on which they can use their own color choices.
As they fill in each shape outline, kids will strengthen hand-eye coordination.These playdough mats are designed to be used with your favorite version of Little Red Riding Hood. Each mat features a letter in the top left corner. You can use this letter to discuss beginning sounds, if you’d like.
There is also an “…is for” statement at the top of each page. See if you child can find all of the featured letters in that statement. Can they hear the beginning sound in the sentence?
Finally, each page features a large playdough outline for characters and objects from the story. Children will use playdough to fill in the outlines. I’ve included a color version for kids who like to have a guide.
For those who prefer to do their own thing, you can give them a black and white version of the pages. This allows them the freedom to choose their own colors.
I suggest printing these pages on cardstock and laminating them for durability. If you don’t have a laminator, you can slip the pages into a dry erase pocket which will keep the pages “clean” so they can be used over and over again.
Versions of Little Red Riding Hood
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Little Red Riding Hood stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! – OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don’t know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you…
Red Riding Hood – Red Riding Hood encounters an urbane wolf on the way to her sick grandmother’s house.
Ninja Red Riding Hood – His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right?
This is a great companion to a girl or boys paper doll set or can be used on its own. Kids will love being able to play out the complete story of Little Red Riding Hood with this set.
Kids love story telling using finger puppets. And what better story to put in a felt play set than the famous Little Red Riding Hood. Your little ones can reenact all the scenes using the finger puppets characters and tell the story in their own unique way.
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