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Kids love playdough! Combine math and fine motor skills for an engaging hands-on experience with these printable Flower Playdough Mats. The math mats are a perfect addition to a garden theme or a spring theme for your preschool students.
If you are looking for more garden activities and printables try our Garden Theme for Preschool and Kindergarten page.
Explore Counting and Number Quantities
The Flower Math Mats can be used to teach one-to-one correspondence as well as counting.
This activity will help your student beyond the rote reciting of numbers and help your student to actually count the items as they place them on the mat.
Understanding that each number has a quantity is a skill that gives your student a good math foundation.
Benefits of Hands-on Learning
The Flower Math Mat uses hands-on learning to help your student understand the meaning of counting. When your student looks at the card, she will have to determine how many petals she needs to make and place on the card. Making and moving the playdough petals will engage multiple areas of her brain while she makes new connections.
Hands-on learning also provides these benefits:
- It allows students to use sensory play to explore new concepts.
- It improves fine motor skills.
- It allows young learners to make mistakes and problem solve.
Your student can use a variety of manipulatives with this Flower Math Mat. You can use playdough which will help boost fine motor skills, or you can use real or artificial flower petals.
How to Get Started with the Flower Playdough Mats
The printable Flower Math Mats are easy to use.
- Print the flower counting cards.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather playdough or other manipulatives you want to use.
- Show your student how to use the math mat by adding petal shapes to the cards.
Download the Free Flower Math Mats
Simply click on the image below to grab your printable Flower Playdough Mats.
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