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Play-Doh Smash Game

Roll the dice.  How many Play-Doh circles can you roll and count?  LM and I had fun with this simple counting activity, but then he started to smash the circles.  This is how the game “Play-Doh Smash Game” was born.
Play-Doh Smash Game
Shape small spheres with your child.
Put them in the center of the playing area.
Roll the die.
How many spheres do you get to smash? Using a play hammer or a hand, have fun smashing the spheres as you count? Play for fun or competition to see who can smash the most spheres?
Other Play-Doh Ideas:

Giant list of printable, Play-Doh Mats to create with.
Play-Doh Store– Create candies or food and play store.  Use play money to teach math concepts.

Play-Doh Cavity Activity– Teaching about teeth and the letter Tt

Written by Jen

Angie Perry

Thursday 20th of February 2014

Thanks for this idea. My niece loves Play-doh and this helps her learn her numbers and practice her counting at the same time.


Tuesday 28th of August 2012

This simple yet would be so fun. Thanks for making entertaining kids easy. Sharing this on the Mess for Less facebook page. Vicky from

JDaniel4's Mom

Monday 27th of August 2012

Smashing would go over big at my house.