Laundry Room 10 Frames

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Just a quick fun way to practice a little math, while still being able to get the laundry done! I purchased a set of jumbo magnetic ten frames from Lakeshore Learning, only to realize they were too large for the mini magnetic whiteboard I had purchased. So I decided to try the washer and dryer instead and it was so much fun!! Who knew you could use Expo dry erase markers on the … [Read more...]

Adding with Legos

Adding with Legos

My son is really hands on and has really been interested in addition lately. When we are working on new concepts or even reinforcing ones we have previously worked on I like to try to incorporate their interests. Well, my son loves to build so we tried adding with Legos. Materials needed: Paper Marker Legos Dice   So I started by writing down the addition … [Read more...]

Penny Roll and Tally Game

Penny Roll and Tally Game

My six year old is really excited by math these days. She came home from school talking about tally marks, which they had just learned. We put together an easy game that is super fun to play. My four year old keeps requesting it…maybe that’s because she won the first round? All you need is 20 pennies, a die, and a partner. I decided to use real pennies, as a way to … [Read more...]

Race to 100 Math Game

DIY Race to 100 Math Game Mat

Introduce your preschooler to larger numbers with this DIY Race to 100 Math Game.   I got this poster at a dollar store to make a game for N (4.5 years old) to introduce and explore bigger numbers. Once I got it home I realized the way the numbers were jumbled on the poster would be overwhelming so I cut it into strips. Then I taped them together to form one long … [Read more...]

Minecraft Dice Game

Minecraft Dice Game

  Minecraft has become quite popular with my son.  I made this Minecraft Dice Game to sneak in a little addition practice with a Minecraft twist. This can be a 1 player game or a 2+ player game (just print one set for each player). I love that both kids can play the same game and work on different skills. My daughter tries to earn all of the cake ingredients using … [Read more...]

Learning Activities with Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Compound Words

You might have enjoyed our Foam Easter Egg Decorating, Easter Egg Color Matching, Easter Egg Counting, and Easter Egg Letters. Now here are some learning activities with Easter eggs for your older children. I picked up a pack of these foam eggs from Target, but all of these learning activities can be done with construction paper eggs cut into pieces. Easter Egg Compound … [Read more...]

Math Games

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Make math experiences fun with these Math Games, organized by age from Toddlers to Age 6. Early Toddler DIY Baby Abacus Roll and Count (Early Toddler Game) Count and Sort Preschool Wonder Pets Dice Game (printable) DIY Bottle Top Counting Cards Parking Lot Number Practice Roll a ____ Dice Games Preschool … [Read more...]

H-E-B Buddy Buck Activities

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If you live in Texas, you know all about H-E-B and Buddy Bucks. Here are some of our favorite H-E-B Buddy Buck Activities. My kids both LOVE to get Buddy Bucks! I should confess that Buddy Bucks are what makes our shopping trips easier. I often remind the kids (when they are arguing or in each other's space in the cart) "That is not Buddy Buck Behavior!" and it helps … [Read more...]

Make 10 Game (Uno Style)

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We've been playing this Make 10 Game with our Uno cards that I found over at E is for Explore. Directions:  Using only the cards 1-9, shuffle and make a 5 x 5 grid with the cards.  Put the remaining cards in a stack off to the side.  The game is played like Memory. Flip over two cards. If they equal 10, keep the cards and replace with two more from the deck.  The game ends … [Read more...]

Toddler Activities Using Containers

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On the shelf, off the shelf, on the shelf.... Then I decided- I would purchase these mini storage containers. (10 for $1) Just because I didn't have anything in mind at the moment, didn't mean I wouldn't have a good, practical use for them.  I brought them home and then explored the possibilities.  Our shape for the week is a square, so I chose this shape for us to count. … [Read more...]

Pizza Math

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One way to make math fun is by using hands on materials. This pizza game is perfect for counting, adding and subtracting, or learning fractions! How to Make the Pizza:  Materials: A cardboard circle from a frozen pizza Glue gun Colored Construction paper Using a ruler, I divided the circle into eight equal parts.  Next, I glued the colored paper and then cut out small … [Read more...]

Roll and Trace

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Yesterday, I posted a Roll a Rainbow printable from Kids1234Count and this Roll and Trace printable from the same site goes right along with it.  How to Play: The numbers 2-12 are on the printable ready to trace.  Roll 2 dice and trace the number you rolled. When all of the numbers are traced, you win! … [Read more...]