Play Dough Squish and Roll: For this activity, you will need play dough, a mat to work on, and simple addition and subtraction flashcards. Show your child a flashcard and ask them to read the problem to you. After they have read the problem ask them to roll the dough into balls to represent the problem on the flashcard. For example, if the problem on the card say 3+1, your child will need to shows 3 balls of play dough on the left side of their mat and 1 ball of play dough on the right side of their mat. Next, they will need to look at the addition sign on the flashcard and determine that they are to add to the balls together. They will show this by moving all of the balls into one pile and counting them to determine the correct answer of 4. Now, if your child has a subtraction problem, such as 6-2, then your child will need to read the problem and determine what to do. They will start by rolling 6 balls of play dough. Next, they will determine that they need to subtract, so they will be taking 2 balls away. They can demonstrate this concept by “squishing” 2 balls and counting the remaining 4 to obtain the correct answer to the problem.