Step One: Gather materials.
- Extruder (one with three holes works best)
- Plastic scissors
- *Note: An extruder creates uniform thin lines of play dough.
Step Two: Have the child spell their name and name the individual letters aloud.
Step Three: The teacher models how to make those letters on paper.
Step Four: The child copies the letters of his or her name on the piece of paper with the pencil.
Step Five: The child uses fine motor skills to press the playdough out of the extruder. The child uses the extruder and playdough to create all letters in their name. For example, a D being a “big line, big curve”.
Step Six: Use the scissors to cut extra playdough where applicable.