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Playdough and math collide in this fun activity–ice cream shape playdough mats.
Benefits of the Ice Cream Shape Playdough Mats
The sundae shape playdough mats provide several benefits for your little learners:
Squeezing, squishing, and warming up the playdough helps to strengthen your student’s grip.
Builds Fine Motor Skills
Rolling the dough into pieces and flattening it to fill the shape on the playdough mat helps boost your student’s fine motor skills.
After your student builds the shape, give your student a challenge to turn the shape into something. Can your student use the shapes to create more ice cream treats?
You can also use the playdough mats to help your student analyze two-dimensional shapes. Ask questions. Is a diamond like a rectangle? How are they the same? How are they different? How many sides does a pentagon have? How many sides does an octagon have? Which one of the shapes looks the most like an ice cream sundae? Which shape looks the most like an ice cream cone?
What’s Included in the Ice Cream Shape Playdough Mats?
This set of playdough mats includes twelve different shapes: rectangle, heart, square, diamond, circle, star, oval, triangle, octagon, hexagon, crescent, and pentagon.
It also includes two different versions: full color (to laminate and use over and over again) as well as black and white.
How to Get Started with the Sundae Shape Playdough Mats
The printable playdough mats are easy to use.
- Print the shape playdough mats.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather playdough.
- Show your student how to use the playdough to make the shape on the card.
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More Ice Cream Themed Printables and Activities
If your student loves ice cream (and who doesn’t?), then try some of our other printable resources:
- Ice Cream Shop Dramatic Play Printables
- Ice Cream Tracing Pages
- Ice Cream Math Mats (counting sprinkles!)
- Ice Cream Color Word Playdough Mats