Our chocolate chip cookie counting cards have become one of our most popular posts so we thought it was about time we made a similar printable pack but this time with a donut theme. Mmmmm! Today we are excited to share our donut playdough mats, perfect for number practice! To see all the mouth-watering fun, please continue reading below.
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What You’ll Need
- Donuts and sprinkles playdough mats
- Play Doh (store bought) or homemade playdough
- Laminating sheets
What to Do
Begin by downloading and printing the donut playdough mats. We recently signed up for the HP Instant Ink program and are loving it! They offer several different plans (such as $4.99 for 100 pages a month) and will automatically send you new cartridges before you even need them. We are now saving SO MUCH money (and time) on ink and I don’t feel guilty printing out new printables and playdough mats each day. If you want to check it out, ordering through our link here will give you 3 free months. You can use just about any HP printer but we’ve been using this compact one and absolutely love it! The color is gorgeous and matches my decor (we’ll call that a win!) and the size is smaller than any printer I’ve ever owned which is great for small spaces (or living room/dining room offices). Between HP Instant Ink and our compact printer, my printing life truly has become so much easier to print all these fun playdough mats and activity sheets we’ve been making lately.
Once you’ve printed, laminated, and cut out your donuts and number cards, it’s time to have some fun!
Donut Playdough Mats Playtime
To play, you can lay out the donuts and number cards and ask your child to place the correct donut hole with the donut. We included blank donuts as well as donuts with sprinkles so that the child could take a donut hole (number card) and a blank donut and make the appropriate number of sprinkles out of playdough to correctly match the number card.
I have to admit, I had just as much fun with this activity as the kids! Rolling out tiny sprinkles is great for fine-motor skills too.
We had a great time making playdough sprinkles for our donut playdough mats and matching them up. You could also turn this into a matching game by printing out two sets of donut playdough mats and placing them face down, just as in a traditional memory matching game.
This activity would also pair well with the popular book, “If You Give a Dog a Donut.”
You could also use these sheets with dry erase markers and draw your sprinkles on.
To download these donut playdough mats, simply head here and enter code TAK10 to save 10% (an offer only available to you, our loyal reader). 🙂
See it in action:
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Looking for more simple + fun activities? Be sure to check out our other creative ideas:
- Calming lavender salt tray for letter practice
- Chocolate dipped animal crackers with sprinkles
- Calming lavender playdough recipe
- Arctic playdough recipe + play activities
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