# Carrots for the Rabbit Play Dough Mats

I have made a new set of math play dough mats for the spring season. These will work whether you are doing an Easter theme or a Plants/Garden theme.

The top of each mat says “Plant [#] carrots for the rabbit to eat.” Children will identify the numeral, and count out that amount of carrots to plant in the dirt. Children can create the carrots with bits of orange play dough to place on the mat. If you prefer to use something other than play dough, you could cut out simple carrot shapes from orange craft foam or felt.

I also made a mat that does not have a number, but simply says, “Plant some carrots for the rabbit to eat.” This mat is for toddlers who are not ready for counting yet, but need to practice fine motor skills with play dough.

Rabbit Play Dough Mats

Rabbit Toddler Mat

Karen is the founder of PreKinders.com. She also works as a full-time Pre-K teacher in Georgia.

1. Great mats for math- Thanks for all your hard work. I really enjoy your blog- lots of great ideas to use. Thanks for sharing.
Anna

2. Kerri says:

Wow!! Thanks so very much for sharing!

Kerri

3. Cindy says:

Hope you’ll link up at the Math Monday blog hop! We’d love to see you there!

http://love2learn2day.blogspot.com/2011/04/math-monday-blog-hop-1-and-giveaway.html

4. Cindy says:

Thank you for posting!! Hope you’ll be back each week!

5. Michelle says:

thanks for sharing this great activities!

• Karen says:

Thanks Michelle!

6. Pamela says:

I just love this idea!!! I can’t wait for my class to try this. I really like your idea of binding the pages all together with the rings too! Thank you for sharing!

• Karen says:

Thanks, Pamela!

7. Eve says:

Now this is really a great idea for play dough with a purpose. My parents who hate play dough will even love this one!

8. Sonya says:

Hi there thanx SO MUCH for all your hard work and resources-talent and charity is a scarce combination these days.
Sonya from South Africa

• Karen says:

Thank you, Sonya! What a nice compliment!

9. Manjula says:

Thanks , Idea is great to give concept of numbers along with plant or animal theme.

10. Debbie Hinton says:

Thank you. What a wonderful idea! They are being used in my pre-school classroom in South Africa!

• Karen says:

Thanks, Debbie!

11. Julia says:

Thank you for all these pretty and useful things. Greetings from North-West of Russia!

12. Barbara says:

I love ideas!

Grateful you share so generously. The children are so meaningfully engaged!

13. Meryleen says:

I’m lovin this! What a talented gal you are . My pre-K class is sure to love this. Thanks soooo much for sharing your innovative ideas with the rest of us.

14. Diane Massey says:

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and for your hard work. You help so many of us make teaching more fun for the children.

15. Mike Wenzel says:

Thanks so much these are great! I really love all the resources your site has.