Back to School Counting Math Playdough Printables

School Bus Counting Playdough Mats

Looking for a fun way to get kids to count and show their numbers? These fun school themed bus playdough mats are perfect for that! Learners will identify the number on each card and then form that many dough balls to represent ‘kids on a bus’ and show their number on the mat.

FREE School Bus Playdough Mat - this free printable actiivyt is a fun way for preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids to practice counting to 10 using this ten frame activity #playdoughmats #counting #preschool

School Bus Printable

Kids will have fun practicing counting to 10 with these FREE School Bus Printable playdough mat perfect for hands on math during back to school.

To prepare:

  • A4 paper
  • Printer
  • Laminator
  • Scissors
  • Playdough

Print as many mats as you need for the number of students in your class (you could play these in groups). Be sure to laminate the mats so you can use them over and over.

School Bus Activity for preschoolers, prek, and kindergartners

Playdough Mats

Prepare and cut up the laminated mats for use. Place them in a sealable zip lock bag or use a rubber band to keep these mats together for easy use. The students will then identify the number on each puzzle and then create dough balls to place on each window on the bus to show their number. If you’d like to differentiate this activity, you certainly can by using the number mats to 5 or ten with groups of students. If they aren’t ready to count just yet, a great alternative activity is to place the bus cards into a sensory tub with rice and have the kids pull out each card and identify the number on the piece.

This free school bus printable is a great way for preschoolers and kindergartners to count to 10 with first day of school preschool math

School Bus Activities for Preschoolers

These task can easily be differentiated with your learners. So have the younger kids work on identifying the numbers and more advanced learners working on their counting skills and showing the number.

This activity is hands-on and perfect for kids to use when they need a refresher or some more counting games and activities. Kids will love counting using kids on the bus! What a great way to reinforce a love of learning math!

Back to School Printables

FREE Back to School BINGO Game - kids will have fun celebrating the first day of school with this free printable game for kids of all ages #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #preschool FREE First Day of Preschool Hats - 6 different styles to choose from perfect for back to school with preschoolers, prek, and pre k students! #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #preschool #prek

Looking for some other fun and FREE printable activities for the first day of school? Celebrate the first day of school by making one of these adorable Free First Day of Preschool Hats. (Here are the kindergarten versions) or playing this Free Back to School BINGO Game. Or you can practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters with this fun Back to School ABC Games.


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Yara is the founder of Sea of Knowledge and an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from.

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