MATH, NUMBER SENSE and SHAPES

Ping Pong Snowman Numeric Order

My kiddos love this activity. They use pinchers or a scoop to choose a snowman ball, read the number and place it in the correct space.


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RUSTLE UP SOME NUMBERS

This fun pack comes with several cards focusing on the numerals 0-10. Child chooses a card, spins the spinner and then places a marker or makes an x on the matching 10 frame, dots, or word. Subitizing, counting, and reading all in one fun game. Easy set up.

Get yours here.

Patterning Shapes Race Game

Easy set up!
This 20 page patterning game makes recognizing and identifying next shape in a pattern fun for all levels.
Includes game board and 37 pattern cards.

Players identify next shape in pattern and move playing piece to the next shape as they travel along the path.

Get your game here

ONE BREATH

Learning about numbers is a preschooler's first step toward becoming a budding young mathematician.
One of the main benefits of learning phonics is that it teaches children to decipher words on their own, which means they ultimately need less help with reading.

This game is one of my class's favorites. They take a deep breath and try to read a column of numbers before their breath runs out. OK my pre-K class doesn't really understand using 1 breath but they try so hard they really do learn their numbers quickly. Kit includes One Breath cards for numbers 0-10, numbers 0-20, upper case and lower case letters. Get yours here.

Interactive Big Book!

MULTICULTURAL! Children will delight in this new and innovative way to interact with a big book. Number sense and literacy skills are developed as children move the characters from one story scene to the next while singing the familiar tune. These books are also a great resource for teaching English as a second language. Anyone can use these books to help children learn to read and learn basic math skills.
This book targets: Counting, Number Skills, Shapes, Action words, Prepositions
The perfect way to introduce and review shapes! As you sing, children identify and label shapes, then move them from the snack table to the boy's wide-opened mouth! Tune: I'm a Little Teapot.
Get your book here.

FEED ME 5 COOKIES SHAPE GAME

Perfect companion to the interactive book Feed Me 5 Cookies.
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SHOES AND BUTTONS BOARD GAME

My latest is Shoes and Buttons. Perfect for PTC fans but due to copy write infringement I cannot call it by that super groovy name. It is styled after the Chutes and Ladder game where you can move ahead several spaces or go backwards.


Children move their pieces around the board (my pieces are different colored bears cause well we are the bear class). If they land on a square with a road then they can groove on up the road to Pete's shoe and a new square. If they land on a square with a spiral then they follow it down to Pete's popped off button and a new square. The first one to reach Pete's heart wins. Pretty simple, right? Well to make it a more diversified game it can be played 3 different ways depending on the objective the child needs to learn or review. Included with the game is a simple colored spinner.  1.Children spin, identify the color and move to that color on the board.  2. They can roll one or two dice and move the total number of squares shown on the dice roll.  3. Also included with the game is ABC and color cords. The child chooses a card from the top of the deck, names the letter or sound and if correct moves to the next colored square shown on his card. Something for everyone!!! And for fun I stored it all in a pizza box!


To get your very own Shoes and Buttons game click here.

MISSING NUMBER MATS

MISSING NUMBER CLOTHESPIN MATCHING
Free printable

Get your set here.

PATTERNING WITH BUTTONED FELT LOOPS


I'm so excited to use these this year. I got the idea and instructions to make these (super easy) from Tips From a Typical Mom Blog.



I decided to make an anchor chart with pics to help the children know what to do with the center. Above is my work basket with the anchor chart ready to go. And here is a close up of the anchor chart.

CLOTHESPIN NUMBER MATCH


Love these cute accent cards. Programmed with numbers the kids can match the correct number of clothespins per card. A good fine motor work out too.

Number Flap Book

Skills:

  • One to one number correspondence
  • Counting
  • Writing numbers
  • Counting by 2's, 3's, 5's 10's etc.

Materials:

  • 18 x 12 sheet of construction paper
  • Stickers, bingo daubers, stamps, etc.
  • Scissors

How to make it:

  • Fold the construction paper lengthwise.
  • Cut one side of the folded paper in several places – up to the fold but not past the fold.
  • Program the top of the flaps with numbers that are appropriate for your class.

What to do:

  • Instruct the children to paste the correct number of stickers, bingo dauber marks, thumbprints, stamps, etc… under each numbered flap.
  • Program top of flap with dots and children write the number under the flap.
  • Write simple equations on top of flap and children write the sum on inside.

WHAT DID THE FOX SAY?
SHAPE CHART

What Does the Fox Say? Anchor Chart

WRITING NUMBERS


Chalk Painting and Rainbow Writing Numbers
I cover a space on the chalkboard with chalk and then each child takes a damp paint brush and paints the number of the week. We also rainbow write it.

SORTING SHAPES

Pictures of distinctive shaped items (clock, brick, window etc) are in the boxes in the center of the arch. Children sort the shapes.
NUMBER SPOON MATCHING

Use clear and white spoons. Program the clear spoons with numerals and the white spoons with dots. Children match the spoons laying the clear on top of the white spoon.

BUGGIN' OUT
I HAVE WHO HAS SHAPES AND COLOR

My kids love this game and we play it in many ways: with letters, numerals, pictures of classmates etc. This is for shapes and colors.
Get your game here
Game includes a FREE DIY set!

NUMBER MATCH

I saw this on Pinterest and tweaked it a little. This is available for you to download free.
I have 2 examples shown here - one is laminated so the work job can be repeated and one is not. Use bingo daubers, markers, stickers, etc to program the bottom of each sheet. Children find the numbers and put the corresponding color, sticker, mark in the correct square.
Can also be used with letter and sight word recognition.

Construction Center

I got this idea from a conference and my students LOVE it.
Inside the tub are all the lego pieces needed to construct the building shown on the front cover of the photo book. To make the photo book take a picture of each piece being added to make the finished product. Child uses center by "reading the instructions" and reproducing the building.

SHAPES OF OUR WORLD

We went on a Shape Walk around d the school. As the children pointed out shapes I took pictures of them. We will compile these later into a class book.


Children make shapes with their bodies. Take pictures and compile into class book.

PIPE CLEANER SHAPES

Pipe cleaners make great shapes! Not as easy as it looks.
TANAGRAMS

Tanagrams set I got with my Scholastic points
PLAYDOH SHAPE MATS

Bought these place mats at the dollar store- drew some basic shapes on them and let children roll out playdoh to make the shapes.

Made shapes in shaving cream - always a hit.

PATTERN SLEEVE

Everyone in class makes a pattern sleeve. These are kept in their portfolios all year. Children store their patterns in sleeve.
DIBS ICE CREAM COUNTING

I found these bowls with matching spoons as well as pom-poms at the Dollar Tree. Put all the pom poms in the ice cream container. Children use spoon to sort pom poms.

Simply Shape Matching
Part of Marvelous Matching Math Centers

This 50 page set contains 5 different games that address color matching, shape matching, one-one correspondence, numeral recognition, and counting. These games are perfect for math centers and review. Each game is meant to be made using a 1" binder. The math pages are bound using the bottom two rings. Thin Velcro strips are mounted to the top of the binder where the playing pieces are stored. Easy storage. Games can also be played as math mats.
Packet includes:
Crazy Color Matching - 10 color cards with 55 playing pieces, cover page, illustrated instructions
Simply Shape Matching - 8 shape cards with 40 playing pieces, cover page, illustrated instructions
Pumpkins on a Vine - 10 math cards with 55 playing pieces, cover page, illustrated instructions
Counting Circus Balloons - 10 math cards with 65 playing pieces, cover page, illustrated instructions
Bears in a Cave - 10 math cards with 55 playing pieces, cover page, illustrated instructions

ZIP-IT


ABCs and 10 Frame sheets to go in Zip-It Baggies. Fun and super simple game! Hefty Zip Lock Storage bags needed. Slip papers into zip lock baggies./ Call out a number or letter and children move the "zipper" on the baggie to the matching 10 frame or letter. GET YOUR FREE ZIP-ITS HERE.


HOW MANY FEET IN THE BED?
Feet and bed pattern FREE!
This is one of my favorite books for family theme week and it goes perfect with the book, How Many Feet in the Bed? by Diane Johnston Hamm.
I printed a bed (get your free pattern below) and taped in on a cookie sheet. I then cut out some feet shapes (free pattern below). I attached some magnetic tape on the back of each foot.
I let each child come forward and place the number of feet in the bed that represents their families.

1. Count the number of feet. How many are boys? How many are girls?
2. Are there more boys or girls feet in your family?
3. Count the number of feet by 2's.
4. Graph the number of boy's and girl's feet in the class.


Free pattern here.

 
5 TADPOLES

Skills:
Subtraction/Counting backwards
Counting
Ordinal numbers
Children remove tadpoles (attached with Velcro) as recite poem - learning ordinal numbers too

At poems end open bottom flap of grocery bag to reveal frogs.
Get your free printable including poem and instructions here.
5 GREEN AND FRECKLED FROGS PROP

Simple to make.
materials:
Paper towel tube
Clip art of 5 frogs
Ribbon or construction paper strips.
Attach the frogs to the ribbon or construction paper strips.
Wrap the ribbon or strips around the paper towel tube.
As you sing the familiar song turn down a frog. See below

This can also be used as a very simple time-timer. To help with transitions you can show prop saying 5 frogs till clean up and music.

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