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2.03.2009

Preschool Math: Early Counting

I am still working up a plan for all those yougurt cups...so if any of you have come up with more ideas - I am still accepting them! I will post that project soon, I promise.



Today is a little preschool activity that involves early counting (numbers 1-10...or in our case numbers 1-6). I used game pieces from one of the kids games. Aren't these bees so cute? I only had enough bees to do numbers 1-6 so that's why we stopped short of 10!



Here's what you do:

cut up several peices of cardstock (according to the size of your pieces) and number them 1-6. Lay them out as shown. Gather your game pieces from around the house. It is preferable that your pieces be the same shape, color and size. But if not, I say, work with what you got. The dollar store might be a great place to look if you don't have any resouces at home.


Some examples of pieces


-legos (same color and size)

-beads

-wooden or plastic blocks

-cotton balls or q-tips

-small food items like baby carrots or cherry tomatoes


Here's a little video of my daughter doing this activity last night. Since this video she's already played with it twice!


video


7 comments:

  1. Ok, so what game do those bees go to? They are sooo stinkin' cute!

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  2. Simple, but fun and appealing. I love it!

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  3. I love this idea. My daughter is just now getting into counting, so this would work great. I'll have to dig through my games to see what I have on hand. ;) It's the simple things like this that are so genius!

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  4. We have those bees! I've wanted to throw them away so many times because I always miss one when we put them away and it ends up under my foot, and it hurts!
    Why I haven't thought about using them to count is beyond me. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. I LOVE the idea and the bees....any chance you remember where you got them??...My class theme is "Busy Bees Threes"...always looking for bees!....my email is k4rnr@yahoo.com

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  6. Any chance you remember where you got the bees??...My class theme is "Busy Bees Threes"...I totally love this idea and I am always looking for anything Bee!! k4rnr@yahoo.com

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  7. Very cute bees and wonderful idea!

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