My kids love when their “school work” is fun and involves playdough. It makes their work fun and more playful than actual work. It’s amazing how much this changes their perspective and calms them down. They even seem to learn a little more when they’re working with their hands.
I recommend printing each of these pages (on cardstock preferably, 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 love to use pom-poms to count and sort.
Included in this set:
- 2 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
Salmon by Deborah Hodge
Salmon Stream by Carol Reed-Jones
Kids’ Incredible Fishing Stories by Shaun Morey
Eyewitness DVD: Fish by DK Publishing