Let's get counting
Number recognition and counting are essential skills for children around school age. We have created these fun Monster Play Dough Number mats for counting to 10. Your child will learn lots of skills with these mats but most importantly will have fun! Count the number of eyes on each monster to start your number fun.
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Ideas on how to extend the activity for children who can confidently count to 10:
Extend the activity for confident counters by asking them to use 2 colours of play dough. Can they create number bonds to make the final number? 3 eyes + 2 eyes = 5 eyes on the monster.
You can also randomly select 2 number mats and talk about which one is 'greater than' or 'less than' the other. Can they use the greater than/less than symbols. Remember the crocodile eats the biggest number!
A game we love to play with our number mats is 'Higher or Lower'. Randomly turn over a mat and ask your child to guess if the next number is going t be higher or lower than that number. Keep revealing mats until they guess wrong. This game is great for opening discussions on probability and number value.
The most important thing in mind when we were creating these number play dough mats was FUN! Let your child have fun with their numbers and encourage them to make their own Number Monster. For more MONSTER FUN check out our Monster Play Dough Kit with counting game included.