STOMP! right here and grab this Build a Dinosaur Playdough Activity. Students will choose a learning center task card and create a dinosaur by following the “recipe”.
Children will have a ROAR-ing good time while strengthening the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions
Print these 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, googly eyes, rocks, cut up pieces of cotton swabs, buttons, beads, pasta, and craft match sticks.
Be sure to facilitate conversation during this activity. Ask your students to describe their creations, and ask them which items they used more/less/same of.
Just a few ideas – the pasta may be used as spikes, the craft sticks as legs, and the cotton swabs as teeth. But, of course, all of the items should be used ANY way the children see fit.
Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!