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Shape Playdough Mats

Shape Playdough Mats

These Shape Playdough Mats are a wondoughful way for students to learn while having fun. This packet contains 12 sheets that strengthen the following skills:

* 2D shape recognition
* 2D shape formation
* Fine motor

FEATURED 2D SHAPES:

– Circle
– Square
– Diamond/Rhombus (2 mats for this shape)
– Oval
– Rectangle
– Triangle
– Heart
– Star
– Pentagon
– Hexagon
– Octagon

Please note that these playdough mats are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

Using playdough, students will follow the outlines to form the shapes on the mats. Children will then work to identify the featured figures by covering them with small balls of dough. On each sheet, there are 2 real life object pictures and 4 shape pictures that should be marked.

Mini erasers or some other small manipulative may also be used in lieu of playdough.

downloadGET THESE PLAYDOUGH SHAPE MATS HERE.

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Build a Robot Playdough Activity Cards

Build a Robot Activity Cards

Beep! Boop! Bop! Your learners will go nuts a bolt this Build a Robot Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Students will choose a learning center task card and create a robot by following the “recipe”.

This resource allows children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, nuts, bolts, washers, paperclips, googly eyes, craft sticks, buttons, beads, and cut up pieces of fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.

Facilitate conversation during this activity; have your students to describe their creations. Ask them which items they used more/less/same of.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download BUILD A ROBOT PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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Make a Butterfly Playdough Activity Cards

Flutter into spring with this Make a Butterfly Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Students will choose a learning center task card and make a butterfly by following the “recipe”.

This resource allows children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– Symmetry
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, butterfly cookie cutters and/or small heart cookie cutters (these can be used to make the wings), googly eyes, craft sticks, pom poms, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, buttons, beads, pieces of drinking straws, and cut up pieces of fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.

Facilitate conversation during this activity; have your students to describe their creations. Ask them which items they used more/less/same of, and help them understand the concept of symmetry.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download MAKE A BUTTERFLY PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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