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Playdough Math

1. 👨‍👩‍👧 Make homemade play dough with an adult family member. Have them read the recipe with you. Follow along with your pointer finger. Notice the numbers in the recipe. Help measure the ingredients. If you don't have the ingredients or time to make playdough you can use dried beans or small toys for the activity. Recipe: 1 cup of flour 1/4 cup of salt 3/4 cup of warm water 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil Food coloring - optional Step 1 - Measure the flour and salt and mix together in a bowl Step 2 - Add the warm water and a few drops of food coloring (optional) Step 3 - Mix the ingredients together and add the vegetable oil Step 4 - Store in a container or plastic baggie when not using 2. ✋🏽 Use your hands to make 10 small playdough balls. Count them as you make them. 3. ✋🏽 How many playdough balls do you have if you take two away and put them in another pile? Have fun adding and subtracting your playdough balls. You can also make other shapes and make a pattern. 4. add Tap to add to your journal 5. video Take a video or a "photo" of you having fun with playdough math. 6. check Tap the green check to add to your journal Challenge: You can create playdough numbers and make dots or shapes to represent each number. For example, if you create the number 2, you would create two dots of playdough balls to go with the number 2. See how many numbers you can create? Family Why: This activity encourages mathematical thinking in a fun way. It also builds fine motor skills which is important for writing.

Kindergarten, Pre-K, Home Learning, Math
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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This activity encourages math play that is fun and engaging for early learners. It also builds important fine motor skills. You can adapt this activity based on your students age and skill level. Head Start: Goal P-MATH 2. Child recognizes the number of objects in a small set. Head Start Goal P-MATH 3. Child understands the relationship between numbers and quantities. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.A CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.3