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Wednesday, October 13, 2021


More?  Less?  Equal?

Divide children into partners and give them manipulatives and a sack with three index cards on which you have written “greater than,” “less than,” and “equal.” One child makes a set with the manipulatives. The second child draws a card from the bag and then makes a set according to the directions on the card.


SQUISH is a similar game that can be played with play dough. One child squishes the dough and makes a set. The second child selects a card and then must squish the play dough to make a set “greater,” “less than,” or “equal.”

Dealer’s Choice
Remove the face cards from a deck of playing cards. Draw three sections on a sheet of construction paper and write “high,” “low,” and “equal.” Children turn over two cards at a time and place the cards in the appropriate pile.

*This is a fun game to play with a friend.

The Price Is Right!
Cut pictures of items from a toy catalog or flyer. Cover up the price. Let children estimate how much each item costs. Show the actual value and determine who guessed more, less, or the closest amount.

Paper Clip

Make a number line on a sentence strip. Use a paper clip to slide to different numbers and the children can see what comes before and after.


Counting on a Shoestring
Write numerals 0-20 on a cotton shoestring with a permanent marker. Insert a bead. Children move the bead as they count. They can clearly see what is one more and one less.