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…
These are a few of my favourite (found) things, Part 2
Outdoor areas, boats! Role play. Mayer on wheels and a robe they should hale Them selves in to shore?
Where the Wild Things Are Counting Game
This Where the Wild Things Are counting game is a fun, hands-on activity to go along with the book. While playing, children learn one to one correspondence and practice counting.
Jack and the Beanstalk Play Dough!
As part of our Jack and the Beanstalk Growing topic, I made a batch of play dough following my usual recipe (see at the bottom of the post) then coloured half brown and half green. I set it out with two little terracotta pots, some green craft sticks and green pipe cleaners, a bowl of dried french beans and some little garden tools we had from another set. These are some of the things the girls did with it.... Recipe: 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tarter 2 cups water 2 tbsp oil Mix…