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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Wiggly worm playdough rolled from ropes of soft pink and brown dough. Count, sort and explore different quantities using mathmatical language that helps to support children's numeracy skills by adding more, taking away, making bigger, smaller, sharing out and matching numbers to newly formed totals. Print the soil patches and place a number disc at the centre, laminate and use as collection points for the variety of wiggly worms children make.

Worm playdough activity - preschool numeracy

 A quantity of playdough - handmade dough recipe

Worm soil patches

Number discs 1 - 10

Number discs 11 - 20 

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Chalk markers to write on the laminated images

Children's digital camera to record work
Worm soil patches
Number discs 1 to 10
Acorn disc counters 11 to 20
Playdough worm activity - early years numeracy



Activity add-ons

Worm lifecycle - play figure models

The Earthworm Society website    

Wrap up warm winter worm  another playdough activity on

There's a worm at the botom of the garden song and his name is Wiggly Woo

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  Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating  playdough recipes
 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


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