I pull out playdough A LOT. It’s such a playful way to learn so many different skills at once. And these number playdough mats are no exception! They’re a hands-on way to work on number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence AND fine motor practice.
These free printable playdough mats are quick and easy to prep!
I just printed the sheets and slide them through my laminator to make them reusable.
If you don’t want to laminate, you can use a page protector, but laminating will make them more durable and longer-lasting.
Then I gathered some beads, playdough and dry-erase markers and we were ready to jump in and start learning.
There are several different ways for kids to use the mats for number practice…
First, students can work on number sequencing and writing by finding the missing number in the line at the top of each mat.
In the example below, students would figure out that the 2 had disappeared and then they would write it in the empty box with their dry-erase marker.
Students will trace the large number in the center of the mat, fill in the ten frame with playdough balls, and add two playdough sprinkles to the cupcake icing.
NOTE: We used beads on our ten frame instead of playdough balls so please feel free to swap out your manipulatives too!
Grab Your Playdough Mats
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