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Saturday, November 30, 2019


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A package of pompoms, bows, erasers, or other small items and you're set for "merry math."

Materials: pompoms or other small objects


Ask children to sort the pompoms. What was their sorting rule? Can they sort them another way? 

Use the pompoms for making patterns.


Have children estimate the number of each type and then verify by counting.


Math Mat 
Children place the correct amount on the trees.


Match Dot Cards
Pompoms are a perfect one-to-one activity for younger children.


Materials:  foam numbers

Touch and Tell
Place numbers in a bag. Children reach in, feel a number and try to identify what it is. They can take it out to confirm and then write the number.


Number Hunt
Put numbers in a box of Styrofoam packing or sand.  Children search through the Styrofoam packing and color off the numbers as they find them.


Materials:  stamp set

Stamp a pattern, stamp out math facts, or stamp a set.


Materials:  foam dice

Roll of the Dice
Roll them, count them, add them, or let children make up their own games with the dice.