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These printable Christmas tree counting playdough mats are a fun learning activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners for learning numbers up to 10. This hands-on activity is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners for learning numbers up to 10.
Playdough mats are a fun way for children to practice counting, recognizing numbers, and fine motor skills at the same time. But it feels like fun play to your kids!
I love playdough activities for preschoolers because it’s easily molded and shaped into just about anything but doesn’t make a big mess.
Christmas Tree Counting 1-10 Playdough Mats
Here’s a cute set of Christmas tree playdough number mats, perfect for helping kids learn to count from 1 to 10!
This low prep hands-on activity is great for keeping kids busy and learning through the Christmas season and makes a great addition to your December curriculum plans.
This free printable activity includes 10 pages to help children practice their counting to 10 and number recognition skills at the same time.
This activity focuses on the numbers 1-10 making it perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
- Laminating pouches (alternatively page protectors or dry erase pockets)
This activity is so easy to make and once they are done you can use them over and over again without any more prep work.
Simply print out the Christmas playdough mats and place them in a laminating pouch.
Run them through your laminator and they are ready to use.
But don’t worry if you don’t have a laminator you could also slide the pages into a page protector or a dry erase pocket.
Ideas For Using Christmas Tree Number Playdough Mats
This activity is simple but fun to get started have your child say the number shown on the page out loud.
Then they can make the number by making a playdough snake and wrapping it to fit the number or fill in the number in any way they like.
Next, roll enough play dough balls to make the number and place them into the frame. Again count the numbers out loud as they place them.
Finally, they can make the correct number of ornaments out of playdough and place them onto the Christmas tree.
They can make simple balls as ornaments or use playdough tools to shape stars or whatever they like.
If they are able to they can practice reading the number word under the tree or tracing over it with their finger.
Alternatively, these mats can be used with a dry erase maker and your child could draw the objects and trace the numbers instead if they like.
Simple objects like foam stickers (unpeeled) in Christmas shapes, pompoms, or your favourite math counters could be used to decorate the tree and fill in the frames too.
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