My kids are crazy about ice cream, and play dough.. so what’s even better? Ice cream play dough!
Set up your own ice cream shop pretend play with this fun printable playdough ice cream mat activity.
Little ones can keep busy squeezing and rolling the playdough to create toppings and fun designs for their ice creams and popsicles.
Download the full set of these printable ice cream mats for free at the end of this blog post.
Free Printable Ice Cream Playdough Mats
These ice cream playdough mats encourage counting, color recognition, creativity and of course help to build fine motor skills with all that playdough rolling, squeezing and pinching.
Playing with playdough is a fantastic way to get little hand muscles strengthened, preparing kids for writing when they are developmentally ready.
Of course, it’s also a lot of fun! Play dough mats are great for toddlers and preschoolers but they are lots of fun for kids of all ages.
How to use playdough mats?
- Step 1 – Print out
- Step 2 – Laminate or use a plastic pocket
- Step 3 – Grab your playdough supplies
- Step 4 – Play!
Once you have printed the play-doh mats you can re use them over and over again as many times as you like, especially if you laminate for extra durability.
These are great to add to your playdough station for lots of role play and pretend play fun.
5 Ice Cream Playdough Activities
Can you add sprinkles to this ice cream picture? Count the sprinkles, and pick the colours. Maybe you can use sparkly play dough or shimmer playdough for the sprinkles.
Grab some play dough cutters or cookie cutters and make some fruit to top these tropical fruity ice creams.
You can make them freehand if you prefer, or check out this fruit playdough set with 3d molds (amazon affiliate link)
Chocolate ice cream… strawberry ice cream… vanilla ice cream. Which is your favorite ice cream flavor? Use playdough to change the colors and flavors of all these ice cream pictures.
My 5 year old daughter loves rainbow unicorn ice cream because she says it tastes like magic!
Use lots of colorful playdough to make a delicious bowl of ice cream on this play dough mat.
Add some pretend money to your play and you can use these playdough mats to set up a shop and build in some numeracy skills. Work out how much each ice cream costs, and how much change should be given?
Have the kids roll out some long thin stripes, like playdough worms or playdough sausages, and use them to create some stripes on this popsicle.
While the little ones are making these playdough popsicles, you could have the older ones making their own perler bead popsicles.
Yum.. don’t forget about ice cream sandwiches! These are lots of fun to decorate too.
Decorate your own easy ice cream sandwich with this easy recipe.
Or if all these ice cream pictures are making you hungry, check out our blender ice cream recipe. This is super simple and can be made with the kids.
Click below to download the full set of playdough mats printables in one PDF file for easy printing.
More Playdough Mats
Want more playdough fun? Playdough mats are a great way to give kids creativity a kick start.
Check out the other free printable playdough mats for preschoolers that we have here to download.
Use dough to learn about all kinds of topics and make learning fun.
- I Can Make Numbers Playdough Mats (Free Printable)
- Emotions Playdough Mats (Free Printable)
- Playdough Fireworks (Free Printable Playdough Mats)
More Summer Fun
Print out a few of our summer coloring and activity pages too. These are just a handful of the ones we have here on the site, so if you have time browse around and stock up.
- Cool Ice Cream Coloring Pages
- The Cutest Mermaid Coloring Pages for Kids
- Summer Kids Coloring Pages
- Summer I Spy Printables
Fun Playdough Supplies
Need some new playdoh supplies to keep things interesting? Check out some of these cute additions to your play dough box.
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