Monday, September 13, 2010

Math Workbox: Preschool Activities

Lots to share from our first days back to school. Here are some highlights from preschool...

This activity from Making Learning Fun was a complete hit with my preschooler! We began by reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear. He then played a "Roll and Color Dice Game." He rolled the dice, counted the dots, located the corresponding numbers on the animal, then colored it to match the animal in the book.

For a 1st day surprise, we did a little M&M sorting and graphing. Each column corresponded with an animal color from Brown Bear, Brown Bear. We counted and compared colors.

My older son, 8, also did it for fun; he did a lot more with numbers. (How many total candies? How many more orange than yellow? Etc.)
This "Clothespin Number Review" from Confessions of a Homeschooler provided more practice with counting as GG matched number of dots with corresponding digits on clothespins. I printed the pdf on cardstock and covered it with contact paper so we could reuse it.

Get more ideas for preschool at Homeschool Creations.


  1. Visiting from "Math Monday" -- My son would love that Brown Bear dice/color game! Lots of great ideas here. :)

  2. We have also used Skittles for graphing. In fact, we have used lots of candies. Kids never tire of that game!

  3. Those are all just terrific activities! Thanks for the links to the printables :)

  4. We've done similar exercises using skittles for math. They are always a big hit!

  5. love the graphing idea. Need to do something like this for my son

  6. Great ideas!!

    Here are some more workbox activities you can make on your own and and use


  7. Do you allow pinning to Pinterest?

    1. Sure, go for it! Thanks for asking. ;)


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