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Use our free Apple Life Cycle Playdough Mats and Cards to turn playdough time into an opportunity to learn about the life cycle of the apple tree.
The Benefits of Playing with the Apple Life Cycle Playdough Mats
When we think of playdough play, we know that it boosts fine motor skills, but playing with playdough also develops creativity, problem-solving skills, and language.
Playdough play encourages creativity and imagination. The playdough images on the apple life cycle playdough mats are black and white. This causes the student to imagine what colors of playdough to use. Students can also add extra features to the mats such as sunshine or clouds.
Children can try different approaches to completing the tasks without breaking anything. This encourages problem-solving skills.
The life cycle of an apple playdough activities will also encourage language and literacy. Students will review or learn some new vocabulary words such as seed, sprout, and sapling.
Creating with playdough gives children a sense of accomplishment. (“I did it!” I’m good at this!”).
How to Get Started with the Apple Life Cycle Playdough Activities
This file includes two playdough mats and a set of playdough cards.
Give your student playdough and let her complete the activities (right on the mats!).
Print the playdough cards and cut apart the cards. Let your student put them in order (seed, sprout, sapling, and tree) and use space on a desk or table to create the objects on the cards.
Get Your Free Apple Life Cycle Playdough Activities
Simply click on the image below to grab your free set of Apple Life Cycle Playdough Activities.