Preschoolers love playdough. Their imagination is without limit. We would make food for lunch, cut-out cookies, animals, and even our very own mustaches. The kids always wanted me to give them a starter idea and then let them take off. These playdough 123 mats were popular. The kids would role the dough into long logs they called snakes. Then they made the snakes sit inside the playdough mat number of the week. After making our “snake numbers” I often was asked to let the dough dry so they could keep their creations to take home. Perfect reinforcement!! The playdough is so cheap so why not?! The best part was the bonding as we talked through our many ideas. Second best was all the things they learned along the way!!