Flowers are a theme that most kids love all year round. On the same hand, kids love playdough all year round too. That makes this Playdough Flower Counting Game absolutely perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids! This activity can help kids strengthen many skills at once, all while they think they are just having fun!
Flower Playdough Counting Game
Playdough is a favorite tool for many preschoolers and in this post we explore fine motor skills combined with some math skills. Playdough is inherently a fantastic sensory activity that helps strengthen fine motor skills.
This is how activities such as this Flower Counting activity came to be. I added in practicing the skill of number identification, 1:1 correspondence and of course counting. My kids think they are playing a game, they are enjoying playdough time and I know they are practicing skills!
You don’t need many supplies for this game. Here is what we used:
With green play doh, form 2 flower stems. With any other color of playdough form the flower body. Tear off 10 pinches of playdough and shape it to look like petals.
Select two numbers. Stamp them on the flowers.
Offer your child buttons and the petals of flowers.
Encourage your child to say the number stamped on the dough. Now, add the coordinating number of buttons to one flower. Add the coordinating number of petals to the other flower. Repeat with other numbers. Depending on your child, they may be able to do all of this on their own. If not, a little help from you may be necessary.
This process of playing with this Flower Playdough Counting Game helps children with so many important skills. Fine motor skills are strengthened while children are kneading and shaping the playdough. These muscles are crucial for skills that children will need to learn such as tying laces, handwriting and more.
Children will also strengthen skills such as counting, number identification 1:1 correspondence and more.
For more counting and number skill practice, try our Counting Apple Tree Printable.