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Playdough Mats



Materials:

plain vinyl placemats
permanent markers
stencils and/or cookie cutters of letters and shapes
playdough



Instructions:

1. Trace stencils or cookie cutters on plain placemats to create desired designs.
For example, use letter stencils to make the children’s names or use holiday
themed cookie cutters.
2. Invite the children to make shapes out of playdough using their hands or
cookie cutters, and match the shapes to the ones on their placemat.
3. This is a good activity for matching, one-to-one correspondence, pre-reading,
and sequencing.

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Shapes

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Individual Child

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