It’s summer time and that means Ice Cream, at least my kids think it does! The sun comes out and heats up the day and they come in asking for ice cream all day long! I love giving them sweet treats occasionally, but this also made me think about using their treats as fun activities! This year I’m adding to my previous Ice Cream printables, starting with these fun playdough mats.
Playdough mats are great for working on counting, fine motor skills and even letter recognition. I recommend printing each page (preferably on cardstock, but printer paper will work too) and then laminating them for longevity. The nice thing about these mats is that they really are multi-purpose. You can use them with playdough for younger kids and then graduate to wipe-off markers as they get more fine motor skills. You can also use a variety of objects to place in the little boxes to help kids with their counting. My girls also love to use pom-poms to count.
Included in this set:
- 4 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
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Here are some books you might like to read as you work through this pack.
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons
Scream for Ice Cream by Carolyn Keene
Have you Seen the Ice Cream Truck? by V Moua
Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems
Ice Cream Soup by Ann Ingalls
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream by Rob Scotton
Heroes A2Z: Alien Ice Cream by David Anthony
Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by H. A. Rey