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Play-Doh and Craft Stick Number Line

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I have had trouble finding anything about learning the teen numbers. Many activities seem to be about only the numbers 1-10, so I was excited when I saw this wonderful math idea at Chalk Talk because I knew I’d be able to extend it all the […]

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Introduction to a Ruler

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Sweet Pea is 46 months old.

From: This activity was in John Bowman’s new book Montessori at Home (I am giving away a copy here.)

Material:

Ruler. Table knife. 1 can of Play-Doh (You can also make your own, but a Play-Doh is very cheap so I don’t think it is worth the […]

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Melissa & Doug Shape, Model and Mold

Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: Our good friends gave Sweet Pea this Melissa & Doug Shape, Model and Mold Clay Set for Christmas.

Observations: The set comes with 4 different colors of dough and several wooden tools for rolling, cutting and stamping it. Sweet Pea really loves everything about this kit […]

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Introduction to Scissors – Cutting Play-doh

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.

From: This activity was from the book First Art by MaryAnn F. Kohl.

Material:

Plastic safety scissors or training scissors. (I found our training scissors in the “Back-to-School” section at Target, but I don’t think they carry them during the rest of the year.) Play-doh (or […]

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Cookie Cutter Play-Doh

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I bought some plastic animal shaped cookie cutters and Sweet Pea had a fun time using them on Play-Doh. She is still learning to regulate how hard she has to press to make the cutter actually cut, but she was always thrilled when we would pull away the extra dough […]

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