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Rainbow Playdough Mat Game

A simple rainbow themed game that's perfect for learning about colour and number recognition.
5 from 2 votes
Keyword: Colour recognition, Game, Number recogition, playdough mat, Preschooler, Rainbow, Spring, St Patricks Day
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Kate Williams


  • Rainbow Playdough Mat Game Printed on to white paper or cardstock.
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Dice


  • Playdough


  • Print out as many copies of the rainbow playdough mat as you need so each player can have a sheet.
  • Taking turns, each child should roll the dice.
  • The number on the dice chooses the colour of playdough they need. This should then be rolled out and put along the correct stripe of rainbow.
    roll a rainbow playdough game teaching colours
  • If you already have that colour on your rainbow then you skip your turn.
  • The winner is the first person to complete their rainbow with all seven colours.
    rainbow play dough mat


If you will be using these playdough mats again (eg in a playgroup setting) then you may wish to laminate them however this isn't essential if you are just using them at home.
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