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While there may be a hot debate over homemade vs. store-bought play dough, I think teachers can all agree that any kind of play dough makes learning extra fun! By adding a hands-on element to our math and literacy centers, it can help to capture the interest and attention of all our little learners. This pack of printable Play Dough Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten is filled with resources that are easy-prep and designed to pair perfectly with play dough – homemade or store-bought!
Printable Play Dough Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten
These printable play dough activities will add endless amounts of learning fun to your centers. With over 100 pages of engaging, low-prep activities, it’s a win for both teachers and students!
Plus, with multiple versions provided for many of the resources, this pack provides lots of opportunities for differentiation. We even included teacher instructions and black and white copies for each activity!
Check out a few of our favorite activities in this play dough pack below…
Play Dough Party
This Play Dough Party printable game adds a super fun twist to practice with beginning sounds!
Choose a present card and use a play dough ball to smash the matching beginning sound on the mat. Recording sheets provided for uppercase and lowercase letters so you can choose the best fit for your students!
Play Dough Creation Mats
Strengthening fine motor skills and building up little finger muscles is a big part of Pre-K and Kindergarten! These Play Dough Creation Mats are the perfect tool for working on these tasks.
With 5 mats to choose from, you can decide whether you want your students to decorate a cookie or cake, add toppings to a pizza, make a yummy meal, or create a beautiful flower garden!
Ready for a “smashing” good time working on subtraction within 5, subtraction within 10, or BOTH?
Decide which Play Dough Subtraction Smash version you want your kids to play and they can use the play dough to solve the equations on the mat. Recording sheets included for both versions!
Play Dough Sight Words
This Play Dough Sight Words activity is sure to be a hit in your literacy centers! The best part is that the sight word cards are EDITABLE. Just type in the words you would like to use!
When it’s time to play, pick a sight word card. Build the word with play dough or use stamps to stamp the word onto play dough. So simple and fun!
Play Dough Ten Frame Fill Up
These Five OR Ten Frame Fill Up math mats are an easy-prep way to work on counting skills. Simply print and laminate the mats and corresponding cards and you can use them in your centers all year long!
Choose a card (number and frame cards included!) and fill the frame on the mat. Then color the 5 or 10 frames on the recording sheet to match!
Muddy Puddle Letters
While we may not encourage playing in muddy puddles at school, it does make a fun theme for working on letter recognition and pre-writing skills!
For this Muddy Puddle Letters activity, simply pick a bucket letter card and use play dough to build the letter on the muddy puddle. Uppercase and lowercase bucket cards are provided!
Even More Play Dough Activities…
This pack of printable play dough activities includes interactive resources for strengthening the following skills:
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