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
– 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, 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!