In the classroom, we use play dough mats as essential and helpful tools for preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn a wide variety of skills while strengthening their fine motor muscles. With today’s set of play dough mats we’re practicing number sense and number recognition. This set of free printable Ways to Show Numbers to 10 play dough mats allows your children to work on their fine motor muscles and engage in a hands-on math activity at the same time.
This no-prep Ways to Show Numbers to Ten activity is perfect for your math center and small group math activities.
Laminate them or add them to dry-erase pockets so that you can use them over and over again.
As kids roll out play dough snakes to create the numbers, they are getting excellent fine motor practice.
You can have children choose their favorite color of play dough, roll it out into long pieces and then break the pieces to fit inside each number.
At the bottom of the sheet, kids can press play dough balls into the pictures that show the corresponding number on the play dough mat.
Additional activities to extend learning:
- Have kids find items around the classroom that correspond with each number.
- Have children attempt to create their own numbers and shapes from what they have learned on the table with the play dough.
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Printable 1-20 Subitizing Fine Motor Number Mats
Need more? The complete set of subitizing mats includes color and black and white versions of the play dough mats for numbers 1 to 20. The emphasis here is on providing a hands-on and playful way for children to interact with numbers using a variety of multi-sensory materials.
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More from this series
This series also includes counting and addition mats to help you teach additional skills and easily differentiate. Click the cover images to learn more.