Valentine’s Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

Valentine’s Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

Do you love celebrating holiday’s with your children?  I surely do!!  This post is the first of many Valentine’s Day projects we will do this year.  Buddy decided earlier this week that he wanted to make some new playdough to replace the old stuff we had just recently thrown away.  I thought it would be a perfect idea and when he asked for it to be red I knew we were on our way to a Valentine’s Day activity.  That is how our Valentine’s Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat play session came about.

Since we were doing red playdough I wanted it to smell yummy as well and decided to try out a recipe using Jello.  I had a strawberry jello package in the cupboard so we were on a roll!  I found this recipe at PlayDough Recipe.com.  It was simple to make and smells amazing.  The only change we made to the recipe was to add glitter.  Everything is better with a little bit of sparkle 🙂  Keep reading after the recipe for a free printable mat to practice counting skills while playing with your playdough.

Jello Playdough Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Three ounces of jello – any flavor you wish
  • Silver and Gold glitter (this is my addition)

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients.
  • Cook over medium heat until it thickens.

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

  • Knead until cool enough to touch. 

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

We have a bunch of tools to use with our playdough and I got out some specific Valentine’s day cookie cutters for Buddy to play with.  

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

Buddy is in Pre-K now and has been working on his numbers so I created a fun Valentine’s Day themed printable playdough mat.  We play with playdough a lot at our house so I need to go out and pick up some page protectors to make the mats last longer.  You could also laminate the pages.

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat

Free Printable

Download it here:

Valentine’s Day Heart Counting Playdough Mat

Valentine's Day Jello Playdough and Free Printable Mat


If you are looking for some additional free Valentine’s Day themed printable playdough mats check out the links below:

Gift of Curiosity 

Busy Little Bugs

3 Dinosaurs

Teacher’s Notebook

This post is part of a Kid Craft Challenge.  This months challenge was to create a Valentine’s Day craft.  Click on the links below to find some additional Valentine’s Day ideas. 

Washi Tape Heart by The Resourceful Mama

Crepe Paper Heart by My Bored Toddler

Heart Handprint Keepsake by CraftCreateCalm

Heart Suncatcher by Raising Little Superheroes

Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath by Raising Fairies and Knights

Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar For Kids by Play Dough & Popsicles

Valentine Luminary by The Gingerbread House

Valentine Paper Lanterns by Kidz Activities

DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration With Fine Motor Training by Maria Magdalena Living Ideas

Kid Craft Challenge

 

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