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Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Note! I realize that some schools do not allow "outside food." However, I know from experience that if they EAT it they will REMEMBER it! You can always share these ideas with families if you can't do them at school.

Cereal Math
Fill sandwich bags with with ½ cup of mixed cereal, such as Fruit Loops. Children can practice the following.

· Estimation- How many pieces are in your bag?

· Counting- Count and see how many you have. Did you estimate more or less? Is it an odd or even number?

· Sorting- Sort the cereal by color, shape, or size.

· Patterning- Can you make a pattern with your cereal?

* Addition and Subtraction - Demonstrate addition with the cereal or subtraction by eating it!

Graham Crackers
Give each child a large graham cracker. What shape is it? Break it in half. What shape is it now? Break the squares in half. What shape do you have now?

*Let children nibble saltines to make circles and triangles.

Pretzel Shapes 
Give children pretzel sticks and pretzel twists and challenge them to make geometric shapes. How many pretzel sticks will you need to make a hexagon? How many pretzel sticks will you need to make a triangle?


*Challenge them to make letters with the pretzels.  This is fun to do with a partner as they take turns making letters and identifying them.

*Use pretzels to tally.


Three Dimensional Shapes
What could you eat that's a sphere?  Cone?  Cube?  Pyramid?