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Fun with Play Dough
What Shapes Can You Make?


Help your child make and identify basic shapes with play dough.

Tip: Circle, square, triangle, recantagle.


Create and identify more complex shapes.

Tip: Oval, heart, diamond, semi-circle.


Explore 3-D shapes, modeling the shape if necessary.

Tip: Sphere, cube, prisms (rectangular or triangular), cone, pyramid.

Why is this important?

Understanding shapes is an important skill in math.

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Looking for More Information?

Check out our Shapes resource and printable Play Dough Recipe!

References: Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2011). Early childhood teacher education: the case of geometry. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 14(2), 133–148. VandeWalle, J. A. (2011). Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. Pearson Canada. (pp. 417, 418).

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