Here is a new set of math play dough mats for Christmas and Gingerbread themes. The top of each mat says “Decorate the gingerbread house with [#] candies.” Children will identify the numeral, and count out that amount of candy pieces to put on the house. Children can create the candy by rolling pieces of play dough into a ball or other shapes. If you prefer to use something other than play dough, you could use floral flat marbles, foam cutouts, or even real candy (M&Ms or Skittles would work well).
I also made a mat that does not have a number, but simply says, “Decorate the gingerbread house with candy.” This mat is for toddlers who are not ready for counting yet, but need to practice fine motor skills with play dough.
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This set uses graphics licensed by Scrappin Doodles.