These multi-purpose Candy Cane
playdough mats are a fun, open-ended, candy-themed activity that will make a great addition to your toddler, preschool, kindergarten, or homeschool classroom.
Included in this bundle of Candy Cane
playdough mats are:
* 10 numeral mats with over-sized candy cane graphics
* 7 shape mats with over-sized candy cane graphics (2D shapes:
circle, rectangle, square, triangle, oval, hexagon, and rhombus)
* 3 Teacher pages of my favorite playdough recipe with cooking
tips and variations
Playing on a printable, laminated mat will boost a child's engagement with playdough, one of the time-honored traditions in daycare, preschool, kindergarten, and beyond. Whether you use a commercial product or my favorite homemade Peppermint playdough recipe (included), this material has the potential for general fun and specific skill-building by:
* increasing hand strength and bilateral coordination
* exercising and improving pincer and tripod grasps
* expanding vocabulary (pinch, poke, pull, stretch)
Print and laminate (or insert into page protectors) the downloadable pdf Candy Cane
playdough mats. Then as you sit with the young child, talk about squeezing, patting, rolling the playdough into ropey snakes to form the numerals and shapes. My students enjoy adding pony beads, sequins and plastic gems for more fun.
Besides using them for creating with playdough, the Candy Cane Play Mats can also be used with other materials easily gathered. My preschoolers have used the play mats with chenille stems (pipe-cleaners), pom-poms, plastic pony beads, seeds, smooth stones, dry beans, foam shapes, and Wikki Stix (tm). Use your imagination and you'll think of even more uses for the Play Mats!
If you like this product, you may also be interested in my store category:
How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:
Please go to your My Purchases
page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback
button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your children/students so I can create more for you.
Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches
Look for the green star
near the top of any page within my store and click it to become a follower
. You will now receive customized email updates about this store.
I hope you and your children/students enjoy playing with these mats.
Please follow me on social media for notices of new products, freebies, and sales.
PlayLearnTeach on Facebook
PlayLearnTeach on Instagram
PlayLearnTeach on Pinterest
candy cane, playdough mats, play dough mats, candy cane activities, PlayLearnTeach