The Arctic Tundra spreads across Alaska, Canada and Siberia and is a flat, treeless plain with long cold winter and short cool summers. It has low precipitation (less than 10 inches per year) and dry winds, which makes it more of a desert-like climate.
The ground in the Arctic Tundra ground is called permafrost, because it is permanently frozen. Nothing can penetrate the layer, not plant roots nor water, because it has no cracks or pores. So when the layer above melts in the summer months, it leaves behind lots of surface water, which form pools of water.
The Arctic Tundra gets limited amount of light year round, but for 2 months out in the winter the sun stays below the horizon and casts darkness over the area.
A few years ago I released an 82-page Arctic Tundra Mini Unit for PreK-5th grade and is the perfect companion to these fun Playdough Mats. Playdough mats are great for working on counting, fine motor skills and even letter recognition.
I recommend printing each page (preferably on cardstock, but printer paper will work too) and then laminating them for longevity. The nice thing about these mats is that they really are multi-purpose. You can use them with playdough for younger kids and then graduate to wipe-off markers as they get more fine motor skills.You can also use a variety of objects to place in the little boxes to help kids with their counting. My girls also love to use pom-poms to count.
Included in this set:
- 4 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
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If you are studying the Arctic Tundra this year, little ones can learn alongside the older kids with these playdough mats! It includes mats for 4 different letters and numbers 1-10.
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