## Patterns

An ice cube tray is great for introducing patterns. We used plastic bears for our pattern “game”, but you can use anything you have on hand – blocks, crackers (cheese it, ritz, cheese it, ritz), beads, etc. I put bears in an AB pattern in the top row (red, yellow, red, yellow). AB patterns …

## The Bean Game (Combinations of 10)

The Bean Game is a fun way to experience combinations of 10. This game is easy to prepare and simple to play, yet provides hours of fun!     Materials: a cup 10 lima beans sharpie marker   Preparation: Color one side of each bean black   How to Play: Shake your beans in your …

## Roll and Count Part 2

Yesterday, I featured a Roll and Count game that you could make and today I wanted to show you a different style mat for the same game.   Use a dot stamper or circle stickers to make this game mat with numbers 1 to 6 (for one die) or 7 to 12 (for two dice). …

## Roll and Count

Use a dot stamper or circle stickers to make this Roll and Count game mat with numbers 1 to 6. If you are making more than one mat, mix up the formations and don’t put the numbers in order.   How to Play: Roll the die and put the corresponding number of counters in the …

## Math Water Bag

This Math Water Bag activity combines math and listening skills.   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 …

## Candy Bar Graph

Yes, these are heart candies from Valentine’s Day! =) I can’t pass up a good deal. You can also make a candy bar graph with m&ms, fruity cheerios, gummy bears, fruit snacks, etc. Simply take a piece of paper and label the colors and begin to sort and organize the colors into a bar graph. …