Counting Week Day 4: Math Whiz Sticky Play Dough Game

Counting Week Day 4: Math Whiz Sticky Play Dough Game

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Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done.

This week, we’re having math week. Scroll down to learn how to make Symmetrical Butterflies and then click here to find out what other awesome math activities we’ve done this week.

stickydoughblogMy kids LOVED this game.  They thought it was hilariously fun and didn’t even notice that they were counting and doing math.

What you need:

  • paper plates or bowls
  • play dough
  • a variety of small objects– paper clips, buttons, small toys, Legos, marbles

What to do:

  1. Smash play dough into a flat surface on the plate or bowl.  This took two jars of play dough for each plate for us, but ours is all mixed up anyway so that didn’t bother us.
  2. Put the bowl of small objects in the middle.
  3. Challenge your kids to see how many objects they can get to stick into their play dough without any falling.  They have to flip their plate over after every addition and call out how many objects they have on the plate.  As soon as an object falls, they have to start over.

Tweet it:  Smash small objects into play dough and teach your kids how to count.  #summermathactivities  http://wp.me/p33YCp-u7  Click to Tweet

 

 

1 Comment

  1. These learning games rock. I am going to use them for my daughter. But are alos presently learning from c2woodbridge’s Tutoring Service these are even quite good for the kids.

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