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These Animal Feature Play-Doh Mats are the perfect hands-on tool for young Science learners in grades K-2 to explore and identify the fascinating features of various animals! Designed specifically for science lessons, these mats combine the joy of play with hands-on discovery, making learning engaging and fun.


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Each set includes a collection of vibrant mats featuring different animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and more. The mats showcase detailed outlines of each animal, highlighting key features such as beaks, fur, scales, wings, and tails. These clear visual representations help children develop their observational skills and deepen their understanding of the unique characteristics that define each animal.

Using these mats is simple and intuitive. Children can roll and shape Play-Doh to fill in the animal outlines, creating textured representations of the specific features. They'll gain a tactile experience that reinforces their understanding of how different animals look and feel.


Included in this pack are:

  • 21 Animal Play Doh Mats with features written on them
  • A sign for your Science table


Animals included are:

  • penguin
  • rabbit
  • owl
  • horse
  • hippopotamus
  • chicken
  • gorilla
  • giraffe
  • fox
  • goat
  • frog
  • flamingo
  • fish
  • elephant
  • bat
  • crocodile
  • duck
  • dolphin
  • dog
  • cow
  • cat

Animal Features Play Doh Mats

  • ACARA Alignment 9.0

    Foundation Year Biological Sciences:

    observe external features of plants and animals and describe ways they can be grouped based on these features (AC9SFU01)

    Year 1 Biological Sciences:
    identify the basic needs of plants and animals, including air, water, food or shelter, and describe how the places they live meet those needs (AC9S1U01)

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