Science - Using a Balance Scale... How Many Bears Does It Weigh?
This is a fun activity to explore the science of balance and weight in the classroom. Have the students use the classroom balance scales to see how much items from their pencil boxes weigh. Does it weigh 1 bear, 2 bears, 3 bears, or more? Your students will have fun weighing their school supplies and recording their data!
9 Learning Activities for Outside (and a new After School Linky!) - The Measured Mom
Get outside after school and find 9 learning activities for outside!
This week we began the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today I thought I would share a few of the math activities we have been doing. They are obvious ideas but perhaps new in the application in this story! I wanted to take the concepts of "enormous" and "giant" and bring them to life with math. The Giant's Hand and Estimation I had a super large hand photocopied on paper that we estimated how many beans would fit in the palm of the "giant's" hand. Guesses ranged from 4 to 1000. We counted…
Pushing pom poms into bottles. Really tricky fine motor skill to get them out! We linked this with our learning about capacity in maths. EYFS
Length, Measurement and Patterning with Playdough Snakes.
Welcome back to the "Playful Maths" series brought to you by Learn with Play at home (us) and The Imagination Tree Together, let's make MATHS FUN! ............................................................................................................ Last week I shared a Playdough Flower Mat. This weeks Playful Maths Activities also uses the sensory material Play dough (playdoh). In this activity we are focusing on length, measurement and patterns. Other skills involved include fine…
Exploring Capacity with Coloured Water - The Imagination Tree
Play with coloured water and plastic bottles and learn about simple capacity and measuring maths concepts at the same time! Welcome to another activity in our Playful Maths series, which we are co-hosting with Learn with Play at Home. We focus on making maths playful, fun and totally hands-on and worksheet free! Each activity uses recycled...Read More »
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 as a learning display. Children love anything mini, and I like to include real pumpkins for children to explore …
Going Back to Kinder
Hi all...very quick post on a measuring activity I did with my kiddos today! I saw this on pinterest the other day and thought it was cool....soooo my kids measured with yarn! They loved it and so did I! I made this student response sheet to go with it. I will upload this to google docs this weekend when I have more time :)
Play More Month - DaddiLife
Ask anyone over 30 to recount their most treasured memories of childhood play, and few will be indoors. Independent play, outdoors, and varied, is what we remember. As things stand,…