The manipulative for this weeks #ToolsForLearning is small toys. I couldn't resist making a play activity based on Adam's favourite small toy of all time - the toy car! As we have very few shape adventures I decided to create a Learning Shapes With Toy Cars activity.

Learning Shapes With Toy Cars

Learning Shapes With Toy Cars. Create your own shaped road tracks using black sandpaper. Teach your toddler or preschooler their shapes with a triangle, square, circle, rectangle, pentagon and octagon road track.

Preschool Math with Counting Bears {free printable!} from Hip Homeschool Moms

Preschool Math with Counting Bears {Free Printable

Preschool Math with Counting Bears {free printable!} from Hip Homeschool Moms Has lots of other math and subject links for activities too

This is a lovely math activity for spring! Just print the free counting mats and grab some colorful glass gems.

Free printable counting mats - Count the Eggs

This is a lovely math activity for spring! Just print the free counting mats and grab some colorful glass gems or candy eggs

Really good Early Years Number activity which even the boys love.

Match sets by matching the numbered key to the lock with the correct number of dots on it. GREAT for fine motor skills and very motivational! Or by padlock in the numicon tile.

Sorting Colors with Cardboard Tubes--this website has lots of great ideas for preschool fun!!

2 Years – 3 Years

Sorting Colors with Cardboard Tubes--this website has lots of great ideas for preschool fun! Could be fun with cardboard tubes and acorns and numbered baskets for a fall sorting activity.

Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:)

Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:) Number Recognition Activity - You could use this to practice number recognition and also number bonds. Find OR find 4 + 4

From: I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! Sorting sticks from longest to shortest. Good outdoor group activity for preschoolers that can be left for individual students to return to time and again.

Trees study- From: I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! Sorting sticks from longest to shortest. Good outdoor group activity for preschoolers that can be left for individual students to return to time and again.

Homemade water board for the water area of my Childcare setting! Really easy to make, looks great and a big hit with the children!

Outdoor play area - Homemade water board for the water area of my Childcare setting! Really easy to make, looks great and a big hit with the children!

Why not try this creative activity with your toddlers, it is a great activity to help children learn about colour mixing

Why not try this creative activity with your toddlers, it is a great activity to help children learn about colour mixing (Mix Babies Sensory Play)

Reggio-Inspired Math Activities and Ideas. Find out more at Fairy Dust Teaching.

Reggio Inspired: Math

I really like all the detail that is added to this Reggio - Inspired art center. Shows children they can count with something as simple as sticks and rocks.

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