Each day please select one math activity to work with your child.
This math activity should be fun, exciting, and motivating.
Pom Pom Flower Counting & Number Recognition
All you need is paper, markers, and pom poms for this fun counting activity. If you don't have pom poms for counting, you can use- buttons, coins, play-dough, etc.
Write numbers from 0-20. You can go as high as your child is capable of or as low as you need to. On each card you will write a number and then draw that many stems for that many flowers. Have your child count out that many pom poms. This will help with one to one counting and number recognition.
Children, love being outdoors and collecting treasures found around your house. It’s fun to watch them pick up twigs, rocks, pieces of bark etc and look them over with such interest.
With a full basket, you can do a fun activity and use what they found as a tool for learning more about shapes.
This simple activity gives an opportunity to talk about various shapes and focus on what makes each shape unique.
Using this approach to learning more about shapes also allowed us to explore measurement and how the size of the shapes can vary so easily depending on what you use.
The Shorter and Longer is one of our favorites. Incorporating measurement, sorting and cutting, it gives the kiddos hands-on control over how they want to complete the activity.
To start, we provide our kiddos with a stash of precut construction paper strips (about 3/4 in x 4 in long), glue sticks and scissors.
We ask them to select whatever color strips they want and to cut each strip into two unequal pieces and then to sort and glue the pieces on the appropriate sides. They love that they get to pick the colors and number of strips, and they get to cut the strips wherever they want.
To keep the Earth Day theme going, have students make patterns with rocks, green gems and blue gems. You can make a pattern and students can extend it. Students can also make the start of a pattern and their friend can extend it, or students can make up their own patterns.
Foam flowers or paper flowers
A butterfly figurine (it could even be a paper butterfly)
Setting Up the Flower Number Line
1. Write a number 1-10 on each flower.
2. Line the flowers up from 1-10 on your work surface.
How to play the game
Instructed your child to roll the dice and move the butterfly along the flower number line accordingly. For example, they rolled a two and moved the butterfly two flowers. Then they rolled the dice a second time and got a three. So they moved the butterfly along the number line three spaces.
Finally, you can talk about adding the two numbers together. You can explained that they rolled a two first and then added a three, so the sum of both numbers is five (where the butterfly was currently standing).
Use a bunny peep and paint to create simple AB and ABC patterns.
Parents/Caregiver can make their own pattern first and have your child copy, extend, or create their own pattern. You can also extend on patterns and talk about patterns you see around your house or outside of your house.
This is a great activity that can be customized to any level of learning for your student
If you have play dough at home you can do this fun fine motor and counting activity.
You can write numbers from 0-20 on a little piece of paper. Have your child draw out a number and have them make a flower with that many petals on it.
You can also extend on this activity and talk about the different parts of a flower. The stem, leaves, the petals, and also talk about how they need soil, sunlight, and water to grow.