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2D Shapes Ice Cream Playdough Mats


Kids will love creating 2D shapes with these fun playdough mats.They’re a fun addition to preschool or kindergarten math centers.

Ice Cream Playdough Mats

Teaching kids about 2D shapes is so much fun when you add playdough to the mix! The following activity is easy to prep and can be used in a few different ways.

Preparation – Begin by printing and laminating the playdough mats for added durability. There are two mats per page, so you’ll need to cut around the borders to separate the mats. Next grab some playdough and you’re set to go! I usually make the playdough for my class and have tried many recipes over the years. Personally, I find the recipe on the back of the Cream of Tartar container the most effective! If you need a recipe, this one here is fairly similar to the one I use.



How to Play –  Start by choosing a card and naming the 2D shape. Then grab some playdough and mold it into the shape on the card. Alternatively, the kids could trace the shape on the card with an erasable marker or use the card as a shape sorting mat.

Once finished, you can further extend the learning by discussing attributes such as the number of corners, whether the shape has curved or straight edges and so on.



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More Fun Ice Cream Activities

Be sure to check out the other free ice cream activities shown below. Click on the links and hop between the blogs to grab them all!



Color Sorting Summer Sensory Bin // Alleah Maree

Emergent Reader // Sarah Chesworth

Popsicle Number Matching Game // Teach Me Mommy

Ice Cream Addition // Sara J Creations

Addition Boom Cards™ // The Primary Post

Counting Ice Cream // Recipe for Teaching

2D Shapes Playdough Mats // Fairy Poppins

Measurement Cards // Stay at Home Educator

Letter Match Sensory Bin // The Primary Brain

Ice Cream Vowel Sort // Literacy with the Littles

<<Grab the ice cream playdough mats below.>>


You may also like these free ice-cream subitizing cards found here.

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