I created this Crawl and Match activity because I wanted Andrew to begin understanding what tally marks were, how they were written and how to count them. The Crawl and Match concept can be used to reinforce a wide variety of skills and concepts, this is just one example of how I did it to build a specific math concept. Other Concept Examples To Use With Crawl and Match: letter matching (uppercase and lowercase) word and picture matching (this would even be a cute way to match up … [Read more...] about Apple Themed Tally Mark Crawl and Match
This My Obstacle Course station activity is so simple yet it helps to build math skills and fine motor skills - bonus!! While I know that apples are usually picked off of an apple tree, for the purpose of this station activity, we are going to be putting apples back on the tree. I guess you could put a whole bunch of "apples" on the tree and have your child "pick" a given number off of the tree using the tweezers. Either way, a great opportunity to build these skills! My Obstacle Course Station … [Read more...] about How Many Apples On The Apple Tree?
Last week I shared how to make your own "Apple" book using a cute, thematic note pad and some basic facts about apples. Today I'd like to share some ways to use this same apple themed note pad (shown below) to build number skills. My Obstacle Course Station Activity: Show How Many Apples I created this activity a few years ago to help build Andrew's understanding of numbers and the amounts that they represent. I decided to begin by combining the numbers with concrete items, in this case, … [Read more...] about Apple Themed One To One Correspondence
I'm going to try something different in my upcoming posts. I've been feeling like I'm not providing enough prep time by posting on thematic/seasonal things as the theme or season is taking place (would love to hear thoughts on this!). I've decided to try bunching some ideas I have that utilize similar materials instead of doing separate posts so that you have more lead time. Hope this helps!! Mini Apple Cut-Outs I discovered themed mini cutouts at my teacher supply store and I have to say that … [Read more...] about Mini Apple Cut-Outs
This was one of my favorite math activities to do with Andrew when he was building basic addition knowledge. It is really such a simple idea but was always a hit with him because it was always different whether by theme or the number he was to find. To make it, I used my pad of apple themed note paper (you could also use index cards) and placed some apple stickers on them like playing cards to make cards from 1-9. (Playing cards work well also by changing the Ace card to a #1 card which I … [Read more...] about Apple Themed “Make This Number”
Enchanted Learning Website - Sports Theme I have mentioned this website before (click here for previous Enchanted Learning post) because I love how easy they make it to be thematic while building academic skills. It is a subscription site with some free materials but I have found it to be worth the fee for what I do with Andrew and My Obstacle Course. My intention is to provide you with some alternatives for what would typically be worksheet, pencil/paper activities. If your child is into … [Read more...] about Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #3