Who doesn’t love a yummy donut themed activity? This donut math activity is perfect addition for a Donut theme to go with one of the 2 National Donut Days (yep there are two donut days!) One is the first Friday in June and then next one happens November 5th.
Counting Playdough Mats
Preschool kids will love these donut play dough mats! Looking for a fun way to introduce or practice one-to-one correspondence and counting strategies to your kindergarten students? They will identify the numeral shown on each card and then roll some sprinkles with play dough to show the number on each card. These play dough cards can easily be differentiated, use the numbers you need to suit your group of students. Number sense should be fun and easy to teach!
- A4 paper
- Play dough (any colour)
Print as many cards as you need for the number of students in your class – I like to have a set of cards for each group of 4 or 5 kids. This way, they can work on the set comfortably. Print and laminate the cards along or print them on card stock for durability. Cut and place these at a math center along with some play dough ready for play.
Counting Sprinkles Donut Play Dough Mats
Use these cards to help kids develop counting and one-to-one correspondence skills. The best way to teach numbers to 5 year olds is to give them practical examples of developing these skills. Show the students the numeral on each ‘card’ or have them identify it by counting on their fingers then show them that sprinkles with play dough as you place them on top of each donut on each card. Be sure to watch the kids as they see you do this. There is plenty of room for differentiation with this activity, so you could definitely use it with preschool as well as kindergarten kids. You could use this with counters or mini erasers they will work really well! I like to vary the activity with the kids, you will also find that there are number words included to help familiarise the kids with these. You can get the kids to match the number words to the numerals too!
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