Preschoolers will be excited to work on pre-k math game that uses play dough! This playdough activity for preschoolers uses a fun subtraction activity with a fun, hands-on smash for learning how to subtract numbers from 10. This pre-k math activity is not only fun for preschool, but kindergarten age students too. Simply download pdf file with playdough mat and you are ready for a fun subtraction game.
We love ideas for making learning fun! Preschoolers and kindergartner learn best with they are engaged and eager participants. So when we were looking for subtraction activities to make teaching subtraction fun we knew we had to make a playdough smash printable! This pre-k math activity is such a fun way for children to participate in the subtraction part of the math part of this playdough activities. Children will strengthen fine motor skills rolling playdough balls, gain explosure using a 10 frame, have fun smashing the number they roll, and start to learn about the different parts of a math equations and what they mean.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love using this subtraction activities for kindergarten and pre-k kiddos. Use the playdough activities for preschool at home, math center in the classroom, summer learning, and more!
Pre-k Math Activity
Pre-k Math Games
Print off the Roll and Smash Subtraction. There are several choices to choose from including blackline versions to save on you on ink, cute colorful roll & smash subtraction strips with boxes only, and subtraction playdough mats with not only hands-on smash boxes but areas for children to write the difference.
You will also need:
- playdough (any color)
- markers or dry erase markers if you laminate the strips to make them reusable
Playdough Activities for Preschool
The first option includes both color and blackline versions of the simple activity. Children will roll one dice, add the number of balls rolled. Now roll the dice again and smash to subtract as many balls as you have (without going negative). As them to tell you the subtraction sentence.
We have 4 red playdough balls, we squash to subtract 2 balls and we have 2 balls left.
For the other option I suggest laminating the strips before cutting them awart and using a dry erase marker to make them reusable. You will need each of the strips for subtracting from 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Make a ball for each of the spaces indicated.
There are 2 ways to play:
- Roll the dice and smash the number of balls indicated. Count the number of balls left and complete the equation below the chart. Re-roll the balls, roll the dice, and repeat. Continue playing the subtraction game until you have completed all the equations.
- Alternatively, simply start by smashing one and complete the subtraction equation. Now smash another ball and complete that equation. Continue until there are no playdough balls left.
Subtraction Activities for Kindergarten
No matter which option fits your child and setting the best, this subtraction activity for kids is sure to keep your early learners engaged and eager to practice.
This is such a fun way to teach subtraction to kids.
Preschool Math Activities
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Free Playdough Mats
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Free Printable Playdough Mat
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