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Build a Dinosaur Playdough Activity Cards

Build a Dinosaur Playdough Activity Cards

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:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial awareness
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– 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.

Learners will choose a card and build a dinosaur using the “recipe”. Children will practice counting and one-to-one correspondence. You may wish for your older learners to practice their set recognition skills while choosing items.


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!

download GET THE BUILD A DINOSAUR PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.



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Make a Sea Creature Playdough Activity Cards

Make a Sea Creature Playdough Activity

This Make a Sea Creature Playdough Activity is sure to cause waves in your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms. Students will have a whale of a time while strengthening the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial awareness
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– 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, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, cut pieces of pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks, buttons, and seashells.

Learners will choose a card and make a sea creature using the “recipe”. Children will practice counting and one-to-one correspondence. You may wish for your older learners to practice their set recognition skills while choosing items.

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 couple of ideas – the shells may be used as scales and fins, and the fuzzy sticks as legs and antennae. But, of course, all of the items should be used ANY way the children see fit.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download GET THIS MAKE A SEA CREATURE PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY HERE.



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Outer Space Collaborative Collage

outer space collaborative collage

Once or twice a year I like to have my students work together to create a class collage to display in the classroom. The children really enjoy expressing themselves. Rarely do I have anyone turn down the chance to participate.

This outer space collaboration turned out to be a creative and fun experience for everyone. I provided a large, curved piece of Styrofoam that had been spray painted black and quickly sprinkled with a dusting of glitter. I also provided a tray full of sparkly decorative items. I found glitter foam at Walmart that made perfect stars and moons. Plain foil stars also work well. My students were drawn to the various materials, and loved choosing which ones they wanted to use.

outer space collaborative collage

This collage turned out to be 3D, but you can use poster board or cardboard and a variety of collage materials of your choice. Some may choose all the materials you provide, while others will use very few.

outer space collaborative collage

This open-ended activity provides the children with an opportunity to use their imaginations, express their creativity, and practice decision making. Additionally, when working collaboratively to create a piece of art, the children develop social skills and learn to work interactively.

MATERIALS USED:

– A large piece of Styrofoam or other material
– Spray paint
– Glitter
– Glue
– Pom poms (glitter and regular)
Sequins
Sparkly fuzzy sticks (pipe cleaners)
– Moon and star stickers
Acrylic jewels
Our star template



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