Kindergarten Leaf Unit Study
For every unit of My Father's World Kindergarten I set up a letter review sensory activity for J-Bug. Playdough tends to be our go to sensory material for these activities since it is so versatile and easy to adapt. For this leaf playdough tray I used the green playdough from our color surprise playdough.
How to Set Up a Playdough Learning Tray with Leaves
I kept the learning tray simple with only a few accessories. Since the kindergarten theme this week is leaves I also reached for some rocks since they kept in line with the natural theme.
We did several activities with the learning tray. Some of the play was open ended and led by J-Bug. Some of it was directed by me.
He pressed the leaves into the playdough and pulled them off to see the prints left from the leaves.
J-Bug made letters out of the leaves in the playdough.
He also made letters with the rocks. All of these activities are great for boosting fine motor skills.
Then he made letters out of the playdough and pressed rocks into the letters.
I made numbers out of playdough and had him count out that many rocks.
I demonstrated how to make tally marks for counting by fives.
As I mentioned before, there was also quite a bit of free, open ended play.
He continued to make letters and press both leaves and rocks into the playdough.
More hands on leaf activities for kindergarten: