My gift to you today is this colorful socks playdough mat! One of the skills I am often asked about at my learning center is how to teach children with autism colors. I have lots of fun activities that I use with my kiddos.
Playdough and playdough mats are one of my favorite, quick-to-prepare and easy-to-use go-to items for building a large variety of skills. Have you tried using them with your child yet?
How to make your colorful socks playdough mat
Step 1 : download your free colorful socks playdough mat.
Step 2 : print it out.
That’s it – it’s as simple as these 3 easy steps.
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How to use your colorful socks playdough mat
1. Ask your child to name each color by pointing to a colored stripe and asking “what color is this?”.
2. Build receptive language skills by teaching your child to point to each color when you name it. For example, you say “blue!” and your little one points to the blue stripe.
3. To teach imitation skills, create 2 mats. Take turn filling out part of the mat and the other person has to do the same.
4. Build fine motor skills by guiding your child to roll, squeeze and break apart the playdough.
5. Enjoy the sensory components of the activity!
6. Build matching skills by having your child roll out the playdough and match each roll of playdough to the corresponding colored stripe on the playdough mat.
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