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.
Learning shape attributes is an important goal for preschoolers.
Beyond learning to identify shapes, these 2D Shape Dough Mats encourage children to learn how shapes are formed.
Using dough to learn shapes supports children as they learn what makes a circle a circle, how many sides a rhombus has, and all the curves and lines that make up each unique shape.
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These fun Winter Dough Mats are a great addition to early learning centers this season.
These mats are easy to use! Simply print, laminate, and set out with your favorite dough.
Preschoolers are learning to identify their own emotions, understand how other express emotions, and how to express their own emotions.
These mats give children an opportunity to how emotions look on different people. This activity also gives children a natural opportunity to talk about emotions with a peer or educator.
Fall is here! There is so much to explore this season! These fun Fall Play Dough Mats are a wonderful way for children to develop their fine-motor skills and engage in sensory experiences. 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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