More French Fry Math!

Play Dough Counting Math Preschool Lesson PlanIf you prefer not to advertise for the fast food places in your area, here's a cute alternative that will still provide your kiddos with practice in counting and numeral recognition - as well as a bit of fine motor building!

    Play Dough Counting Math Preschool Lesson Plan
  1. Create ten to twelve paper food baskets. We made ours using this template {found at Zakka Life} - printing several copies onto white card stock and decorating them with red marker, then cutting and folding them into baskets as directed. [NOTE: You might also consider printing the template directly onto colorfully patterned card stock or scrapbook paper.]
  2. Play Dough Counting Math Preschool Lesson Plan
  3. Use word processing software or a marker and paper to create number labels to paste onto the bottom of each basket.
  4. Play Dough Counting Math Preschool Lesson Plan
  5. Gather yellow play dough, a cutting board, and a crinkle cutter. Invite your kiddos to mold the dough into a rectangle, using the crinkle cutter to create "french fries" {a fun fine motor builder!}.
  6. Play Dough Counting Math Preschool Lesson Plan
  7. To play, have your students identify the numeral in the bottom of the selected basket, cut and count out the correct number of "french fries", placing them in the homemade fry basket.

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