1-6-00 Original Author Unknown
Cardboard egg carton
Write numbers in the bottom of each section of the egg carton. Have each
child put one snowball (cotton ball ) in the egg carton. Close the cover
and shake it. Then open it up and see which number it landed in. Then have
them count out that many snowballs.
8-24-00 Original Author Unknown
Wintertime is the season to give
children hands-on math practice-with mittens.
Need: Construction paper in various colors,
Scissors, Markers or crayons
Before you begin:
Cut out pairs of paper mittens from construction paper. There should be
several pairs of matching mittens (same size and color), as well as a
variety of mitten pairs in different sizes and colors. Now you're ready
for the following math activities:
Mix up the variety of mitten pairs. Have children sort the mittens by size
and color to find matching pairs. Ask children what makes a pair. What
other objects come in pairs (socks, earrings, boots, etc.)?
Gather several identical pairs of mittens (same color and size). For each
pair, make symbols on one mitten (such as dots or stars) and write the
number of symbols on its mate. Mix up the mittens and have children match
them up by the number of symbols and the corresponding numeral.
Using the same-sized mittens, let students take turns lying on the floor
and measuring how many mittens tall they are. Chart the results for all to
2-02-02 Original Author Unknown
Use large index cards to make a set of five counting cards. Draw one dot
on the first card, two dots on the second card, and so on. Lay the
cards on a table and set out 15 cotton ball "snowballs".
Let your children count the snowballs as they place them on the dots on