While we visited family in Oklahoma between Christmas and New Years, we took the kids ice skating. My oldest loved it, since he had used inline skates before he took off quickly. My #2 son, did not fair so well and gave up quickly. My girls also loved it and even got the courage to come off the side by the end of our time. Now they won’t leave me alone about going ice skating again near us. However, the brutal temps over the past few days have detoured us and we have stayed inside playing games and working on counting.
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
Want more winter ideas? Check out my Winter Time Pinterest Board.
Here are some books you might like to read as you work through this pack.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats
There was a Cold Lady who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton