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This fall, your preschoolers can practice counting to ten as they add patches to the scarecrows on these scarecrow playdough mats!
Add these playdough mats to your collection of autumn preschool printables. They are print-and-go making them perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers to use.
They’re perfect for working on number recognition, number words, counting to ten, and fine motor skills! I love when one activity covers so many things.
You can print these free preschool printables on cardstock and laminate them for durability. If you don’t have a laminator, you can slip them in a dry erase pocket. This allows the pages to be used over and over again.
Scarecrow Playdough Mats
As I mentioned above, these free printable playdough mats require no prep. Just print them, laminate them if desired, and you’re all set!
Kids will have so much fun making patches to add to each scarecrow’s outfit. All you need to provide is a few cans of colorful playdough.
By pinching, rolling, and shaping the playdough, your preschoolers will build the small muscles in their fingers and hands.
However, if you’re averse to using playdough with your preschoolers, you can also use buttons or colored gems. Using the pincer grasp to pick up these items and place them on the printable playdough mats is another fine way to build their fine motor muscles.
These scarecrow playdough mats are perfect for your autumn math centers. They work great in both the classroom and at home.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Scarecrows
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about scarecrows. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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The Little Scarecrow – This treasured picture book tells the tale of a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from his scarecrow father about the world—until he decides to test his knowledge and himself.
Otis and the Scarecrow – On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow’s frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone.
Scaredycrow– Scaredycrow is a scarecrow with a big problem. He’s scared of EVERYTHING! He’s scared of the crows that fly by in the day. He’s scared of the bats that swoop down in the night. He’s scared of the barnyard animals, too. And the feeling is mutual! The crows, the bats, and other barnyard friends are all terribly afraid of the lonely, little scarecrow out in the field.