7-17-00 Original Author Unknown
in a circle, give each child a picture of either a starfish, jellyfish,
seashell or crab. Call out the name of one of the symbols and the children
have with that picture all have to run round the outside of the circle and
back to their seats as quickly as possible. You can call out two names at
once, or say the tide is turning to make them run the other way etc.
(Helps with fine tuning listening skills)
added 7-17-00 Original Author Unknown
some paper fish with either numbers, shapes or different colors (depending
on your children's abilities). Put a paper clip on each nose of the fish.
Get some canes, string and magnets to make up fishing rods. Put the fish
in a large colorful box and allow the children use their rods to try and
get the fish out. They can record the numbers and add two together. Or
another way is to try and get all the same colored fish out, putting back
the ones that don't belong to them.
7-8-01 Original Author Unknown
Write a different numeral (using
a permanent marker) on each section of an inflated ball. Toss or roll ball
to a child. Have him name & show one of the numbers. Give an
activity - such as clapping, jumping, etc... for the group to do. Another
idea is to have each child name the two numbers closest to his hands.
Write them on a board, count
out the manipulatives, decide which is grater, or add them together.
Original Author Unknown
Need: Tables; blankets or sheets; pictures of
fish, sea turtles, coral, etc.; bendable straws.
Directions: Underneath the tables, tape the
various pictures of ocean life. Drape
blankets or sheets over the table. Children use bendable straws as
snorkels and masks and enter the water (crawl under the table) in small
groups because you should never snorkel alone. Allow the group one
minute in the "water". When they come out, ask questions
about what they saw.