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!

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  1. 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!!

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    1. 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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