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Math Water Bag

Addition Water Bag
This Math Water Bag activity combines math and listening skills.
 
math water bag

I drew a line down the middle of a ziplock bag and filled the bag with water and 5 beads. I would say “Can you put 1 bead on this side and 4 beads on the other side?”

This activity introduces and enforces the different combinations of 5. It would also be a great activity to practice with “left” and “right” and/or to put in 10 beads and work with combinations of 10.

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21 Comments

  • Reply maryanne @ mama smiles

    What a neat, simple math activity!

    September 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Shopper Gal

    That’s a great idea!! Love it, I’m going to do this today with my lil’ guy 🙂

    September 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Love and Lollipops

    WOW, you keep coming up with great ideas!!

    September 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Jill

    How do you think of these things?! Very cool stuff!

    September 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Christy

    Fantastic. I have never thought of doing this. I love it.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Infant Bibliophile

    I love this idea, and I think my son would too! Thanks! (I notice you don’t have the top of the ziploc taped, although your bag isn’t as full as ours was in our recent homemade magnifying class experiment… ours met with a very wet end! http://infantbibliophile.blogspot.com/2010/09/science-sunday.html). 🙂

    September 10, 2010 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Elise

    Water makes everything fun! What a great idea.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Hailey's Butterfly Garden

    this is such a fantastic idea! i am going to try this one with my little one

    September 11, 2010 at 4:30 am
  • Reply child central station

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    September 11, 2010 at 5:31 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    Simple and effective! Love it. 🙂

    September 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    This simple,yet totally effective idea is what keeps me coming back to your blog time and time again. Good job!

    September 12, 2010 at 1:00 am
  • Reply musicalmary

    This is a great idea…. my five year old is obsessed with numbers and we could do different bags with different numbers of beads. The possibilities are endless! Thank you!

    September 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Jenae

    Very cool and so very simple. Those are the best!!!

    I wish I would have had this idea when I was teaching first grade!

    September 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Myrtle

    This is perfect. We are working on 5 and I was looking for more activities. This is a great one! I will post mine later tonight. Have a look if you need another idea!

    September 13, 2010 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Myrtle

    Here is the link to mine…I had a busy weekend so I just posted it. http://homesweetschools.blogspot.com/2010/09/you-can-count-on-cohen.html

    September 15, 2010 at 3:23 am
  • Reply Lisa

    What a good idea. We’ll try this today.

    September 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Caroline Mukisa

    Great activity! My preschooler is going to love this one. He loves anything squidgy and messy or potentially messy! Thanks for sharing!

    September 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply womens purse

    Very nice. Easy to learn and also a lot of fun for kids. The kids would love this!

    September 19, 2010 at 3:23 am
  • Reply Eva

    oo great activity, going to try this out 🙂

    September 20, 2010 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Michelle

    I’ve used paper plates and objects for this type of activity. I love this one! My 7 year old twins wil love to practice math facts with this. Thanks for the great idea!

    September 22, 2010 at 3:54 am
  • Reply kim

    Super idea! Thanks for sharing- also I love the look of your site:)

    February 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm
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