Play dough is a staple in many early learning environments. Preschoolers love to manipulate play dough in a variety of ways. In addition to being tons of fun, playing with play dough is a super workout for little fingers.
Use these counting mats with your favorite dough recipe, or your favorite math counters such as pom poms or mini erasers. As a bonus, this activity helps build both math, and motor skills.
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Busy boards allow young children to explore otherwise "adult" items in a safe manner. Many of these busy boards contain items you find around your home such as locks, keys, and latches. Other types of busy boards include: Magnet Boards, Ball Runs, and Velcro boards. Your board can be made from existing toys such as puzzles, or busy boxes. Although many of the activities are mounted to the wall, they can also be made to use on the floor, or mounted to a table as well..
Below you will find some fabulous examples of DIY Busy boards that have been shared in our on-line community.
Fall is here! There is so much to explore this season! This pack of 6-fall inspired play dough mats, encourages children to create pumpkins, corn, apples. leaves, turkey feathers, and spiders!
Easy to assemble
These fall play dough mats are so easy to assemble! Simply print and laminate! Combine them with store bought play dough, or create your own. You can find a great recipe for no-cook play dough from The Imagination Tree here! Create a sensory experience by adding pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon to your dough.
Extend their use
Play dough play is such a great way to build strong fingers and hands! For more fine motor fun you can turn these mats into a cut and paste activity! Simply have children cut out pumpkin, corn, leaf, apple, spider, and feather shapes from construction paper or magazines and then glue them onto the mats.
You can also build fine motor skills by transforming them into sticker activity mats . Simply print the mat, and provide the children with stickers to add to the mats!
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