Race to Fill the Cup! Preschoolers roll a dice and count the number of objects to fill the cup. The first to fill the cup wins!
Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:) You could use this to practice number recognition and also number bonds. Find OR find 4 + 4
Just a very simple idea for quieter sessions. Pom poms are so quiet. Children get the pom-poms with chopsticks or tweezers. good for counting sorting and fine manipulative. Can be done individually or they could choose a number then race to collect.
Adding people onto the bus!
At NL we hid the foil wrapped numicon in the sand pit. Children used metal detectors to 'treasure hunt' for the numicon. Also foil wrapped matching numeral cards.
Number Tiles and Banner Paper
BC Curriculum Kindergarten Math Pick out a lolly stick and see who has the highest number.
Old bear sharing activity. Count out number of marshmallows and share equally amongst Old Bear and friends.
"Splat the number" game using uno cards and fly swatters. This would be great for number bonds practice.
Math EPA // Using Cheerios and fine motor control to solve addition problems.
MEASUREMENT understand place value in EYFS. But, for preschool, simply measuring the distance traveled. closest to the tube, furthest, etc.
Using wheat hoops to fill in the Numicon spaces- helps support understanding of conservation of number. (Please be aware may cause an allergic reaction for those with nut allergies)
Numicon in Playdough links fine motor skills with the familiarisation of Numicon shapes
Non standard measure activity
Early Years ideas from Tishylishy.
A really popular outdoor maths activity for that also promoted a lot of talk and PSED.
Number bonds to 10 challenge. My children love numicon!
Money problem solving - making Finding different ways. Use real coins rather than plastic ones so that the pupil can generalise the skills into real life situations.
Link to fireworks in maths!