Friday, 7 November 2014

Learning numbers with Christmas play dough mats - with free printable.

I know its still a little while until Christmas starts but I had designed some fun Christmas play dough mats that I wanted to share with toddler girl. She has been growing up so quickly over the last couple of months and is now confident at counting to 10, so I thought I should introduce her to what ten looks like.

We decided to make some non-cook Christmas play dough to go with our Christmas play dough mats. This is the recipe we used:

  • 4oz of plain flour.
  • 2oz of salt.
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp of lemonade
  • 2 tsp of vegetable oil
  • few drops of red food colouring.
  • lots of sparkly red glitter
  • 120ml of boiling water.
It is a very simple play dough recipe and make enough for one child. 

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and then mix in the liquids. Knead it until it makes a firm but pliable dough.

Once we had let our play dough cool we decided to get out our Christmas play dough mats. 

You can download your FREE play dough mats here..

Toddler girl had fun attempting to roll sausage shapes with the play dough and filling in the letters and numbers.
We then rolled up some balls and counted them out onto the blank ten frame.

After doing a couple of the boards with Toddler girl, I decided to take a step back and see what she did.

It was lovely to watch her attempt to count and put the play dough in the ten frame.

I hope your little ones get some enjoyment out of these free Christmas play dough mats.

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