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Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie Playdough Activity Cards

Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie Playdough Activity Cards

Cookies make everything better, so be sure to grab this Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Prompt students to choose a learning center task card and create a gingerbread cookie by following the “recipe”.

Children will have a sweet time while strengthening 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 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, gingerbread man cookie cutters, googly eyes, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, small pieces of rickrack, mini bows, buttons, and beads.

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.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download GET THE DECORATE A GINGERBREAD COOKIE PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.


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Make a Fall Tree Playdough Activity Cards

Make a Fall Tree Playdough Activity Cards

Go out on a limb and SNAP! up this Make a Fall Tree Playdough Activity. Encourage students to choose a learning center task card and create a fall tree by following the “recipe”.

Children will branch out and strengthen the following skills:

– Color recognition
– 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 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, buttons (red, green, and yellow), beads (red, green, and yellow), foam fall leaves (brown, yellow, red, and orange), acorns (real or faux), silk leaves (green), and small bush or tree branches/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.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download GET THE MAKE A FALL TREE PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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Make a Monster Playdough Activity Cards

Make a Monster Playdough Activity Cards

Grrr! Sink your teeth into this Make a Monster Playdough Activity! Students will choose a learning center task card and create a monster by following the “recipe”.

Children will have a wildly good time while strengthening 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 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, googly eyes, foam triangle pieces, craft sticks, buttons, beads, and fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.


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 some ideas – the foam triangles may be used as teeth and horns, the craft sticks and fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners as legs and arms, or vice versa! 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 MAKE A MONSTER PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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