Playdoh Count to 100 Game

6.03.2016

Teaching my preschooler counting skills to 10 was no problem, counting to 20 is taking a little more practice, but counting to 100 is uncharted territory!  It's easy to point to and count out smaller numbers, but 20 and beyond requires some out-of-the-box thinking, so I created a fun, hands-on way for my preschooler to practice learning to count to 100. 

Joining in with our Creative Preschool friends, we are sharing a fun Count to 100 game using our favorite love/hate manipulative.... playdoh (or play-dough... or playdough, you know what I am talking about!).  Try this fun math game with your preschool, Kindergartener, and/or 1st grade kiddo. 

COUNT TO 100 GAME WITH PLAYDOH


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Since we love to squish and smash around here per our Subtraction Smash Activity and Number Line Smash Game, we created another squish game using play dough!

Adding the element of play dough into learning to count to 100 also works on those important fine motor skills.

For our Playdough Count to 100 Game, your child will work on roll, count, and squish 100 balls of play dough!!

There is a lot of patience and concentration built into this activity-- for you AND your preschooler and/or Kindergartener!

COUNT TO 100 GAME


Supplies:


GET READY TO ROLL, COUNT, & SQUISH TO 100!


Laminate the hundreds board printable prior to playing.  

Give each player a hundreds board and can of play dough.

There are a few different ways to play using our hundreds board.

100s Board game

3 WAYS TO PLAY THIS COUNT TO 100 GAME

1.  You could roll out 100 balls of play dough prior to playing.  Add in a die and play a Roll to 100 Game, where you add a certain amount of play dough balls per the number on the die when it is your turn.

2. Play as above, but roll the play dough balls out AS you play.

3.  Fill the hundreds board with play dough and play the Roll to 100 game by squishing said amount of play dough balls per the number on the die.

learning to count to 100 with playdoh

Either way, your preschooler will have a great time rolling and squishing the play dough in this fun and simple math game!

HELPFUL TIPS  


If your child isn't ready to play to 100, use the board game to play to 20 or 50, instead.

If rolling pieces of playdoh into balls seems daunting, rip off small pieces instead (still working those fine motor muscles!)

As you roll the balls of playdough, sing a little tune I learned many moons ago:
"This is how we roll the dough, roll the dough, roll the dough
This is how we roll the dough, when we play with playdough.

This is how we pinch the dough, pinch the dough, pinch the dough
This is how we pinch the dough, when we play with playdough''
(continue with other ways to manipulate playdoh)  

HAVE FUN LEARING TO COUNT TO 100 BY ROLLING, COUNTING, & SQUISHING!

And, yay for an activity that also works on strengthening fine motor skills!

ENJOY!

COUNTING TO 100 BOARD

Download our 100 Board Here
  • HelloDoodlePrint font licensed to Krista Walden.  Doodle Border licensed to Creative Clips.  Dice Clipart Licensed to MyCuteGraphics.
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