Digraph Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 5 to 7.

Kids will learn  common digraphs in no time with these cute playdough mats. They are easy to prepare and make an awesome word work station or literacy center. They’re the perfect compliment to our popular Digraph Activity Pack! 


Getting Ready

To prep the playdough mats (below), I began by printing them on cardstock to give them extra durability. For my class, I made six copies of each mat so that I could use them for small group work. Then I ran them through my laminator. (Alternatively, you could put them inside a plastic sleeve.)


Playdough Time

My students and I worked on one digraph each day. To begin I spread out six “ch” playdough mats. We said “ch” out loud and then talked about the pictures on the mat that contain “ch”.

I explained that “ch” is often found at the beginning and end of words. Then the kids made the “ch” letters and traced “ch” using an erasable marker. For fun we also made playdough cheese!

Free digraph playdough mats!

My students loved chatting about all the “ch” words. I was impressed when they thought of other words like “chocolate”, “chicken” and “lunch”.

One day after the next, we brainstormed digraph words, built them with playdough and traced them with a dry erase marker. The mats were an addictively fun literacy center!


Grab Your Set

Click the blue download button below to grab your free digraph playdough mats and then hop over and snag our jam packed Digraph Activity Pack too!

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  1. Adela Ball

    These are lovely, thank you so much. Clear, attractive and engaging, with great graphics!

    • Kimberleigh

      Thank you so much, Adela! We appreciate the kind words and hope that you and your students find hours of learning and inspiration!

  2. Jill

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Kimberleigh

      Welcome Jill!
      I hope that your classroom loves them as much as we do.

  3. Lisa E.

    Thank you for such great activities that support the classroom instruction.

    • Ashley

      You are very welcome, Lisa!
      Thank you so much for the kind words!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. Tracy

    Hoping to get the diagram play doh mats. Download not working.
    I love them.

    • Ashley

      Hi Tracy,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop-ups from our site. Even if you’ve been able to download before, the site was recently updated and you may need to do so again. We also recommend using the Chrome browser. For instructions on how to enable pop ups in Chrome, you can check out THIS ARTICLE.
      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com and I will get it to you.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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