Counting with Playdough & Cutters

Playdough, whether it is homemade or store bought, is a versatile sensory material that most kids love! Do your kids love playdough too? Use playdough for learning specific skills like this simple counting with playdough and cutters activity!
Counting with Playdough & Cookie Cutters Math activity for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten  - super clever!!

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Math Activities for Preschoolers

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Your younger children will love matching the playdough "cookies" to the corresponding numbers and your older kids can make simple graphs and sums using their cutouts!

For this activity you will need:

playdough activity

This playdough activity can be as structured or unstructured as you desire. Ultimately, children should learn while having fun, so as long as they are having fun they will learn! Let them count the cookies, pair it with the corresponding numbers, add more, take some away etc. Talk about what they are doing to enhance language development during this fun activity as well.


counting activity

Not only will you expose your children to numbers, counting, and graphing, you also give them a chance to strengthen their hand and finger muscles while rolling out the dough and using the cutters. Plus, the sensory input of playdough is great for their learning experience thus making the activity a multi sensory learning experience.

playdough counting activity


Fun learning indeed! Would your kids like counting with playdough?


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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.