Learning numbers is hands-on fun with these colourful playdough mats! We provide a little coloured-in image for inspiration but children should be encouraged to do whatever they like to decorate their number once they have made the shape. They could use different colours of playdough, press in beads or sequins or feathers and anything else that takes their fancy and is safe! Forming the shapes out of playdough helps many children to learn and remember the shape, and can be a good start for writing the numbers, too.
Number Playdough Mats 0 to 9
Count and colour the correct number of fruits and vegetables and then make a number shape out of playdough. Or ask the kids to put a blob of playdough on top of, or model, the correct number of fruit and veg.
You can use this set of simple number mats, featuring numbers 1 to 10, in many ways. Start by counting the dots, using a finger with youngest children. Then give children a pile of counters and help them count out the correct number, covering over the dots one by one.