This week’s theme was perfect time to incorporate a few more hands on counting activities with our stories.
Teddy Bear Counting Book
Here is her progress. 0 was before my demonstration, then I used the number 1 to model for her and she did 2 all by herself! Definitely made me proud! I foresee more Dot Stamp activities in our future 🙂
Number Theme Bin #1:
I tried out lots of different bins with Madelynn this week and she loved scooping and dumping all the different materials. Included in this bin: cut up plastic straws, foam numbers, and scoops.
Number Theme Bin #:
I was going to have Madelynn match the numbers on the balls to a labeled egg carton, then realized we were out of eggs, haha, so we just played with and named the numbers on each ball. Included in this bin: beans, ping pong balls labeled with numbers, and scoops.
Number Theme Bin #3:
I hid the numbers under the popcorn kernels, so this one got a little messy until I gave M some bowls to put the numbers in that she scooped out. Included in this bin: unpopped popcorn, plastic magnet numbers, and scoops.
Play Dough Number Mats:
I found these simple play dough mats at Free Homeschool Deals and printed them out for Madelynn to use. She’s still working on making “snakes” and “balls.” So I had to help her a pit, but she liked trying to fit it in the number and squishing the balls on the ten frame at the bottom. As she gets better with making the little snakes on her own we will definitely use these to trace the number words too.
Salt Tray Numbers:
And of course the week just wouldn’t be complete without pulling out our salt tray, so this week we used it to write numbers. Luckily 0 and 1 were nice easy shapes that M could feel independent making, and I had to help her with the rest of the numbers.