Thursday, March 5, 2015

Simple Preschool Math Activities

Colors, Counting, and More Play with Math for Preschoolers

The Weekly Kids Co-Op articles looked beautiful last week: all the colors of the rainbow and so many wonderful ideas for play and learning! Up for review today are some bright Math activities and resources that we had and loved this past week. The free printable pages featured here are creative and engaging. Huge thank you to the wonderful bloggers who gave us many happy hours of playing with Math! The previous Weekly Kids Co-Op can be found here: The Most Adorable Sun Catcher to Brighten Your Day.
 


Fun Math with Play Dough Mats



Play dough mats can be wonderful for playing with math! Practice finding the same/ different, or build your own same/different parrots found here: Invitation to play: play dough mat and feathers from My Bright Firefly.


Learn (or review) the colors of the rainbow. Pictured above: Free St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough Mats from Stella123.

Fun Math with Jack Be Nimble

Jack, be nimble!
Jack, be quick!
Jack jumped over the candlestick.
Jack jumped high... Jack jumped low...

We made Jack from the foam letter J and let him jump over the birthday cake candle. It was nice review of opposites: high - low, quick - slow; and a preposition - over.

The Prewriting Practice page (pictured below) became a pretty and engaging activity with patterns: how nimble was Jack? My Firefly (3 y.o.) looked at her new page and immediately exclaimed, "I need to help Jack to jump!"

Jack Be Nimble Activity & Free Pack from 3 Dinosaurs. Shapes activity page (as seen in the collage above) is part of the pack.


Count and Clip Cards

The counting cards pictured below are our favorite because they are funny and have all the bright colors, and are based on the favorite book. Free St. Patrick’s Day Pack from 3 Dinosaurs.

We also love Princess counting cards (pictured in the collage above): Sofia the First Printables from 1+1+1=1.

Counting farm animals with Do-a-Dots was so much fun! Farm Animal Counting 1-10 Printable from Simple Fun for Kids.

Making patterns and counting with goldfish crackers is such a cool idea! Goldfish Printables for Preschoolers from Totschooling.


Also, we found this awesome giraffe might be quite helpful with practicing shapes and patterns: Busy Hands: Shape Giraffe from Sand in My Toes.


 The meany face above, "You could take my picture, but I am NOT sharing MY counting cards!"

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