Mini pumpkins make great tools for science and math exploration in the Pre-K classroom. We used mini pumpkins for exploring weight, measurement, and estimation. These activities can be added to your Science Center or Math Center as a learning display. Children love anything mini, and I like to include real pumpkins for children to explore …

Mini Pumpkin Math

Mini pumpkins make great tools for science and math exploration in the Pre-K classroom. We used mini pumpkins for exploring weight, measurement, and estimation. These activities can be added to your Science Center or Math Center.

Estimating number sense activity...Like the idea of having 2 'known' jars and one 'guess' jar. Great idea!

Love this very visual way to scaffold students' understanding of estimation and build number sense. Students use the containers with 10 and 100 as comparisons to estimate the "mystery number" in the middle container.

Estimating the number of cubes it takes to fill each container, then fill and count to check.

Estimating the number of cubes it takes to fill each container, then fill and count to check.

Lots of winter activities This one would be cute with a little bucket or something next to it for students to write guesses on and than check at the end of the week

Lots of winter activities This one would be cute with a little bucket or something next to it for students to write guesses on and than check at the end of the week or to keep written in their math journal

estimation station - Sunny Days in Second Grade

Includes a link to an old post about using an estimation station. Sunny Days in Second Grade: Estimation Station Revisited (and a Giveaway!

Activities to identify, represent and estimate numbers - Google Search

Grab It! math station directions and a ton of other great math tub activities - Building Number Sense in First Grade

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