Looks fun: A, Bee, C, Preschool: Building Shapes. Kindergarten readiness: Colored craft sticks are labeled with the number of sides each shape has, ie: 3 purple sticks - triangle. The children will choose a color and build the matching colored shape from
Unifix cubes are a concrete representation of addition/number bonds. Building the bond with the Unifix cubes is what develops number sense. Great use for flash cards instead of looking for just memorization
Magnetic number fishing, they add what they catch! As well as addition, develops hand/eye coordination, fine motor--I love this for magnetic letter fishing too! When they catch a letter, they say its name and sound.
Tower of numbers: Each roll of toilet paper has a number on it. These toilet paper rolls will need to be placed in the correct order to create a tower. (Place a circle piece of paper between the rolls to make it easier to balance.
counted out the correct number of beads to put in each numbered shell. I now have a package of pearls (found at the dollar store also) which I will have out for this activity- more appropriate- pearls in a seashell!
A ladybug math mat to use when practicing composing and decomposing numbers. Place the target number of 2 color counters in a small cup and spill them out on the mat. Separate the colors on each side of the ladybug and record the combination.