Summer break is coming up, and I’m in a “beachy” mood. So I decided to whip up some fun (and free) Beach 0-9 Number Playdough Mats!
Piglet is starting Tot school this fall and she can recite the ABCs and count to 10. But she doesn’t recognize the letters and numbers yet, which means it’s time to get to work!
I love using playdough to reinforce number recognition, because it’s great for improving fine motor skills, it provides good sensory input, and (most of all) it’s quiet. She’ll sit there and play quietly with playdough mats for a good 30 minutes. Win!
Preschool Playdough Mats: Beach 0-9 Number Playdough Mats
To use these beach number playdough mats, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided here. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Playdough (or make your own with this edible playdough recipe)
Working with playdough is a great way for kids to build fine motor skills – the same skills they’ll need to write numbers and letters later on.
With these mats, kids can make playdough “snakes” by rolling the dough back and forth between both hands and then lay the dough out over the shape of each number.
You’ll want to laminate the mats before you get started or else they’ll only last for one session. 🙂 (Personally, I use the Scotch laminator.)
Since each mat features only one number, you can use them along with a number of the day lesson, allowing kids to focus on recognizing one number at a time.
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