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These donut playdough cards are the perfect way to have your preschoolers practice counting to ten! Rolling out playdough sprinkles is a great way to build fine motor skills, too!
I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love playdough. Moms and teachers, on the other hand, don’t love it as much as kids do, because kids can get really messy with it.
When you know that play dough can be an educational tool, it makes it a little less stressful to pull it out of the closet.
These free preschool printables are the perfect addition to your preschool activities all year long. Kids can build fine motor skills while practicing number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.
Donut Playdough Cards
Playdough was always a hit in my house when my kids were younger. They loved rolling, pinching, smooshing, and getting creative with it.
I love that playdough kept my kids occupied so I could get a few things done around the house. But, more than that, I loved that kids could learn while doing one of their favorite things.
Playdough mats like these donut mats are quick to put together. There’s almost no prep involved so kids can get started with this activity in no time. These free printable playdough mats are perfect for your preschool centers.Print out these free “Counting Sprinkles” playdough mats, and you’ve got a quick and easy activity to use with your kids. These mats are great when you want an easy activity to do with your kids – an activity that teaches while they play.
These playdough mats teach a variety of beginner skills. They can help preschoolers with number recognition, counting, and more!
PRINT AND GO ACTIVITIES
My favorite preschool activities are always the ones that don’t require much prep time. Sometimes, I need an activity on the fly and this is easy to whip up in no time. All you have to do is print them out and laminate them.
I love laminating my preschool activity pages to make them more durable. We all know how quickly busy little hands can destroy a well-planned activity. So, I print the pages on cardstock and laminate them for durability.
When I don’t laminate an activity, I slip it into a dry erase pouch. This helps make the pages reusable. Just have little ones use dry erase markers for the writing part.
HOW TO USE THE PLAYDOUGH MATS
Print the playdough mats and laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket. Have your child choose a playdough card and identify the number in the top left corner. Then, have them count the sprinkles on the small doughnut in the top right corner.
Now, it’s time for the fun part! Have your child roll, pinch, and mold their playdough to resemble sprinkles. Add the correct number of sprinkles to the large doughnut in the center of each card.
When you laminate the pages or slip them in dry erase pockets, the pages are reusable. This allows them to be used over and over again. Just wipe them clean and start over.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT DONUTS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about donuts. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
If You Give a Dog a Donut – If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up. Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!
Daisy the Donut Fairy – Daisy the Doughnut Fairy and her mermaid fairy friends spend their days making tasty donuts. There isn’t much else for them to do, and eventually find they’ve made so many that there’s no room left in their tower! The fairies try to find new uses for the donuts with disastrous results.
Curious George: The Donut Delivery – Curious George adds a few extra zeroes to his donut order and doesn’t realize just how big his delivery problem is going to become. This paperback picture book explores the concepts of zero and counting by tens.
Felt doughnuts make a great addition to your imaginative play center. This fun set comes with four different doughnuts that will inspire hours of pretend play.
Kids can practice stacking skills with this set of graduated donuts! A doughnut stacking toy is perfect for toddlers.
If you give a kid a book about donuts, they’ll want to read more. Good thing we’ve come up with a great collection of children’s books about donuts!
Come discover two simple If You Give a Dog a Donut activities that will keep students engaged even after the story is over!
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