Practice counting and number recognition with these engaging playdough number mats. The free printable counting mats are so much fun and will teach your child how to count from 1-10, and develop sensory, thinking, and fine motor skills. This interactive activity will spark your little one’s creativity and will also practice how to write numbers.
With so much versatility, both toddlers and preschoolers will definitely have a lot of fun using these number mats!
Download the number playdough mats pdf at the bottom of the post and start having fun!
Playdough Number Mats Free Printables
Playdough is a popular favorite with children. Any activity with playdough is welcomed with wide hands and smiling faces.
So why not incorporate learning numbers and counting while they are having fun?
Use printable playdough number mats to practice number recognition, teach how to count from 1-10, and formulate numbers.
Even if your child doesn’t want to do any learning, they can use their creative side to add cherries on a cake, place the missing raindrops, fill the worm’s body, etc.
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How To Use The Free Printable Counting Mats
There are ten number mats and each mat includes a number, a number word, and a picture to complete with playdough.
Here is what you will need for this activity:
- Playdough number mats 1-10 pdf (download at the end of the post)
- Playdough in different colors (green, purple, red, yellow, and blue)
- Laminating machine to make the sheets reusable
Print the counting mats and get the playdough ready.
Start from one and work your way up to ten. Your child will take one sheet, check if they recognize the number, and tell you what it is. They will then take playdough and formulate the number on the sheet as well as try and formulate the alphabets to form the number word. This practices writing skills.
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Next, your child should count the number of blank circles that they have to fill in with playdough. Doing this will develop their counting skills. Let them take playdough and fill in the blank circles to complete the picture. Using playdough to fill in the numbers and circles develops your child’s sensory and fine motor skills.
Do this for all the number mats. Repeat this activity as many times as you want and bring a fun element each time. Pretend you are having a birthday party when doing the mat with the cake, or pretend it’s a hot day and you need ice cream when completing the mat with ice cream.
Remember, your child doesn’t have to count all the time, you can simply complete the pictures by filling in the empty spaces on a lazy day.
Download The Free Printable Playdough Mats Pdf
Get your playdough number mats 1-10 pdf below and start teaching how to count while having loads of fun!