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Simple Math Tray for PreK-Kindergarteners to practice math skills like counting, 1:1 correspondence, and number recognition AND work on fine motor skills!

Math: Counting with beads and Pipe cleaners. Simple Math Tray for PreK-Kindergarteners to practice math skills like counting, correspondence, and number recognition AND work on fine motor skills!

strengthening little hands, hand-eye coordination

an idea for Sam. OT activity: An old tennis ball makes a great "eater" for transferring dried beans -- strengthening little hands while building hand-eye coordination.

The number recognition game Simple yet effective! :} //have "chips" match Montessori colors. Easy to make.

Really simple number recognition bingo game - divide a card into 6 squares & number them. The child rolls the die. When they roll a they cover up the number 1 on the card. They roll until they have covered all the numbers.

Bamboo skewers, playdough & colourful drinking straws cut in pieces- fun idea to look at patterns and sequences and also fine motor sills. Can also use to practice addition, greater than, less than, counting and more!

Pattern Towers for Preschoolers

Funnels, Tubes and water by 2 Big, 2 Little.

Mad Scientist--Water play with funnels, tubes, and wooden dowels. This would be an excellent center to have on the playground this summer.

Autumn sensory tray

Spring or Fall Sensory Tub-- Birdseed as "base", with things like bark and acorns and pine cones and twigs and real leaves.

Ideas for teaching early scissor skills. I love the idea of using play dough instead of paper for kids just learning how to use scissors.

Ideas for teaching early scissor skills. I love the idea of using play dough instead of paper for kids just learning how to use scissors. Use decorative scissors to add interest!

Whisking up soap flakes in the water tray- excellent for gross motor / pre writing skills!

Whisking up soap flakes in the water tray- excellent for gross motor / pre writing skills!

Lemon Sensory water activity - water, yellow food colouring, lemon juice, plastic toy lemons (or real ones of course!), yellow pom-poms, a plastic jug, a plastic cup, measuring cups or any other tools for scooping & pouring, ice cubes & large clear gems (",)

Sensory play, pretend play (making lemonade), relaxing quiet time activity, include in a color yellow or letter 'L' learning unit.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Maths Game for number recognition and ordering

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Maths Game

Dress the bear! Exploring fastening and dressing/undressing.

Dress the bear! Could pick a point on map and dress bear accordingly considering climate.