We’re on a roll lately with preschool/kindergarten math games! Here’s another one we created this week. It’s really simple – just a list of things to count around the house! Add a clipboard, and it’s an instant hit.
Since Gresham is working on learning larger numbers, I gave him some harder things to count. One skill that he will need when he learns to add is being able to count on from a number. As in 4+3= 4, and then count 3 more: 5, 6, 7. When he was counting pictures on the walls in our home, he had to remember his total from room to room and then count on from there. It was a good exercise for his brain! Also, he counted all of the toy dinosaurs in his dino tub (25!). He had trouble keeping them all straight. I suggested that he take each one out of the tub as he counted it, and that worked well.
Gresham is having a lot of fun recognizing larger numbers (like 45, etc.) – makes him feel like part of the real world! He likes to read the prices now when we shop for produce at Sprouts!
Suzanne Sep 30, 2011
My kids and always love making up new scavenger hunt games. I must say I never thought of using it to teach math. Love the idea, Thanks!!
Jill @ a mom with a lesson plan Sep 30, 2011
What a great idea! I love the way you bring in so many math ideas with one game. I can't wait to try it!
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