Your students are going to love these fun, donut play dough mats. This activity is set up to be a math center in your classroom. It includes play dough mats that should be printed on card stock and then laminated. You will need to add colorful containers of play dough and a few dice. A large foam dice is recommended for this activity.. They are quiet when rolled on the table and they work great for this activity.
This is an excellent activity to introduce early on in the school year, when teaching basic games skills like taking turns, follows simple directions, and will develop the student's counting skills to 6. It will also developing fine motor strength.
Have a donut party to kick of this activity! You could even make them in the classroom!
This math center is aligned to Teaching Strategies Gold.
Objective 7: Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination.
Objective 20: Uses number concepts and operations.
c. Connects numerals with their quantities