Sunday, April 2, 2017

Using Play-Doh Playsets in the Classroom!

Using Play-Doh Playsets in the Classroom

I was obsessed with Play-Doh as a child, so I love using it in my classroom too!! Recently I was given the opportunity to try out two new Play-Doh Playsets in my classroom. I received Play-Doh Letters and Language and Play-Doh Colors and Shapes. One thing I did when I received my sets was to laminate the mats that were included. Since I plan on using these year after year, laminating was the best option to prevent wear and tear!

Using Play-Doh Playsets in the Classroom

Each set came with small containers of Play-Doh. I was fortunate enough to also receive extra regular-sized containers as well. I'd recommend getting a few of the regular-sized containers so that there's more Play-Doh to go around when students use these!

Letters & Language: This set is perfect for word work and alphabet activities!! My students made quick work of figuring out how to make small circles with the hollowed out rolling pin and then stamping to make letters.
Using Play-Doh Playsets in the Classroom
The letter stampers are also great because we can spell sight words, CVC words, and CVCe words which we're always working on during our word work station.


Shapes & Colors: This set is a great addition to our math stations and games. My students also use this one during our center playtime at the end of the day. I'm a bit obsessive about colors getting mixed, so we don't always have all the colors out to match each object on these mats. My students never seem to mind though! (Sorry about the glare, but like I said, I laminated the mats which has really kept them in great shape!)
My favorite part of this set is the pattern mat. This is a skill that is no longer part of our Kindergarten standards, but I still feel is so important to learn! I always work in pattern activities whenever possible, so I love that this pattern mat allows one more way for my students to play with patterns. Just check out that ABC pattern one of my students made!!

I've always been a big fan of using Play-Doh in my classroom, and I'm glad I was introduced to these playsets as another way to use our Play-Doh! Now you have the chance to WIN TWO Play-Doh Playsets for your own classroom! Enter using the options below for your chance to WIN! {For shipping reasons, winner must live in the United States, sorry!}

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13 comments :

  1. I love using playdough during literacy centers to spell sight words and during math to model word problems!

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  2. I love using playdoh to help refine the fine motor skills. It also helps with creativity and imagination. I have a couple number stamps and that helps with number recognition. Most of all its just fun!

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  3. I love using play-doh in my classroom. Recently, I have used play-doh during station time. My students read, build sight words with playdoh, and write their sight words.
    I have also used play doh during math time. For subtraction, we have played play doh smash it.
    Play doh has endless ways to incorporate it into your classroom. I love it!

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  4. I use play-doh for letter of the week practice. Would love to have these in our homeschool room.

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  5. We love using playdough to create baked goods in our dramatic play center, count items in our math center and to form letters in our literacy center! Our special kiddos love to use the squishy playdough for their sensory needs! Such a great item for the classroom <3

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  6. I teach a primary Special ed class and my students use play-doh daily. They use letter and number mats, rolling pins and cookie cutters, etc. It is a favorite!

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  7. I teach preschool so we use play doh daily. It's great for all those fine motor skills.

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  8. We use Play-doh daily and these playsets would be amazing!!

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  9. My PreK-3rd grade Deaf Ed students play with play-doh in mornings during breakfast/arrival time. Also, they play with play-doh when we have indoor recess. And they practice their sight words with sight words play-doh mats. My preschoolers use play-doh to make letters with play-doh alphabet mats.

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  10. I love to have kiddos form ropes of play dough and then practice making letters from the ropes. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  11. I recently used playdoh to teach fractions in my classroom. I love to use it for other things as well such as word work.

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  12. I use play dough for sight words and also a free choice center.

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