Who loves school???? Who loves school when it involves play dough??? We do! (At least the play dough part anyway…) The kids had so much fun playing with this Five Little Ducks on the Pond free play dough printable today! It’s so much fun to work on math concepts and language skills while playing with play dough!
Materials needed for the Five Little Ducks free play dough printable:
Preparing the printable is super easy. Just print the file found below, laminate and cut the pieces apart.
I absolutely adore Scotch brand laminating pouches. I’ve found them to be much more durable than other brands that I have tried. They are not paying me to say that, but I promise they are worth the money.
Anyway, tomorrow the #PlayfulPreschool team will be posting ideas for a pond theme. We’re doing some fun activities with Five Little Ducks on the Pond that spurred our imagination to create another play dough set even though I just shared a Star Wars set yesterday.
Because when creativity strikes…you just flow with it!
Shiloh, my special needs preschooler, had a blast playing with this set!
We used a textured play dough roller to create bubbles on top of the water at the suggestion of one of her older sisters. After I did it for her, she decided she wanted to try it herself, so she wadded up all the play dough to start over.
Steps like that are great for fine motor skills. The pressing of the roller even works further up into the arm muscles.
We had fun putting all the ducks in the pond and then taking them off again as we sang the song.
We always work on language skills when we are playing with play dough printables. It’s a good time because she is concentrating on what she is doing hard enough that she’s not going to talk over me as I model the words.
Today we worked on: quack, ducky, froggy, water and the numbers 1-5.
Shiloh’s favorite phrase was “Mama Ducky”. She repeated it about 20 times in a row. She also really worked on pronouncing her /k/ sound. Most of the time she was saying “duh-tty”, but she got a really strong /k/ in there a few times!
I’m really proud of her for starting to notice the variations in pronunciation.
Whether you use it for math skills, language development or just for fun, I’m sure your kids will love this!