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.

9 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Great ideas!!

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

    http://sharonscreativecorner.com/autism-activities/

    Sharon

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  7. Do you allow pinning to Pinterest?

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

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