This useful math play dough mat printable is perfect if you’re learning to recognise numbers and count. This hands-on math practice is fun and builds fine motor skills too.
Play dough math mats printable for counting
Play dough mats are such a useful piece of kit, at home and in the classroom.
I love being able to use The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack alongside our math learning. I can simply print a mat, add playdough, and I have an instant invitation to play which helps my children practice their math facts and boosts fine motor skills.
With 180 pages and over 50 themes and topics in The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack, I’m all organised for the whole year. No hassle, no planning, no prep = just print and play. I love it!
Meet our count the number mat!
Let’s take a look at one of the play dough mats from the Math Play Dough Mats section of The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack today, and I’ll share some of the ways you can use it with your children.
Meet our count the number mat!
How to use this math play dough printable
You can print as many copies of the count the number play mat as you need for your family, group or class. You’ll find it in the Math section of The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack.
You might like to laminate the printable so you can use it time and time again.
Can they recognise the digit on their mat and make the matching number of play dough balls?
They can also make numbers from their play dough and use them to create a simple addition or subtraction sentence that matches to their number too. So, perhaps they’d make a play dough 1 + 2 to . match their number 3.
These play mats are amazing!
:: the printable play mats in The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack are an excellent ‘spark’ for imaginative play, providing a play-prompt which children can then develop in their own way
:: the mats help children learn and practice math skills in counting, addition, subtraction, shapes, and symmetry
:: play dough is an excellent fine-motor skill activity, helping to develop dexterity and hand strength.
:: children can play solo, making these a great quiet-time activity, or in pairs or small groups, building teamwork skills and helping children learn to collaborate and co-operate
:: the mats in The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack also make a great backdrop to small worlds and puppet shows, and work as drawing prompts too. They’re great for rainy days and car journeys, and for transition times such as after school or while you’re making dinner.
How to print this play dough mat
Click here to get your copy of The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack, and you’ll find the count the number play mat in the Math section, along with printables for addition, subtraction, shapes and symmetry.
The Amazing Play Dough Printables Pack gives you over 180 pages of printables, covering over 50 topics and themes, so you’ll have ready-to-play resources for every week of the year.
The play dough mats cover math and literacy activities; festivals including Christmas, Halloween, and Chinese New Year; and many themes including pizzas, space, snowmen, castles, gingerbread men, the weather, monsters, flowers and multicultural faces.
The Amazing Play Dough Mats are fun, educational, and so quick to set up.
You will always have something for your kids to do! And as they play, your children are building fine motor skills, developing their language, and boosting their creativity and imagination.
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