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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Raindrop and umbrella playdough game! a cute activity that supports young children's early number recognition, addition and fine motor skill development as fingers, hands and eye coordination all work together to roll, shape, position and drop small pieces of dough.  Assemble the puddle playdough mat and umbrella on a lipped tray (to catch any escaping droplets!) and use a dice to determine how many raindrops a player needs to make. When ready, pick up & let go of each modelled raindrop, having it fall onto the top of the umbrella and into the 'puddle' below. Decide how many turns each player receives so that the length of a game is controlled and at the end, each player's drops can be counted. Play again, or use the dough droplets to construct a mosaic puddle decorated with glitter, gems and glass nuggets.

Umbrella raindrop playdough game - preschool counting, balancing and decorating activities


playdough recipe or Play-Doh on

play tray to catch rolling raindrops!

lid / pot or cotton reel to stand the umbrella on

glitter - glass nuggets - gems for collage

Raindrop puddle playdough mat

Umbrella playdough mat

Raindrop number line counting playdough mat

Raindrop puddle playdough mat
Umbrella playdough mat
Raindrop number line - counting playdough mat
Umbrella balancing block - playdough activities


To raise the umbrella above the puddle playdough mat use an aerosol lid, cotton reel or other item approximately 4cm in height and diameter. This provides enough wobble and correction for the dough raindrops to over balance the card cutout, roll off of it or stay put, in which case the next raindrop might dislodge it ..

Remove the pointed tip of cocktail umbrellas and use in dough sculpting activities and for conversation. 
    Playdough ideas - create mosaics with modelled raindrops  
Buy laminators and pouches on
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More raindrop activities

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Evaporation activity guide to explore the cycle of water

Raindrop outline templates for collage      

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