Begin by printing, laminating, and cutting out the donuts and donut holes.
To play, lay out the donuts and number cards and ask your child to place the correct donut hole with the donut. In addition to the donuts with sprinkles, we included blank donuts, so that the child could take a donut hole (number card) and a blank donut and make the appropriate number of sprinkles out of playdough or yarn (or real sprinkles!) to correctly match the donut hole number card.
We had a great time making playdough sprinkles for our donut playdough mats and matching them up. You could also turn this into a matching game by printing out two sets of donut playdough mats and placing them face down, just as in a traditional memory matching game.
This activity would also pair well with the popular book, “If You Give a Dog a Donut.”
You could also use these sheets with dry erase markers and draw your sprinkles on.