Posted in All Kid Activities, Math Activities

Clothespin Counting Game

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I got this idea from one of the brilliant moms on Pinterest.
So easy to do and Caleb got to practice counting!
I drew two dinosaurs. Prepared clothespins and a dice. Caleb insisted on wearing his silly hat.
We each took turns rolling the dice and putting the corresponding number of clothespins on our dinosaurs to make them look like stegosaurus spikes.

Count the pins before pinning.

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Adding the spikes.

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Whoever gets the most “spikes” on their dinosaur wins the game! Caleb is counting his clothespins to see if he really won the game.

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Wonderful practice for counting and comparing more or less.

Posted in All Kid Activities, Math Activities

Sticker Sets

Using stickers to make sets.
Just another fun way to count
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Caleb kept on telling me that the number 1 was missing. Maybe I should’ve made the numerals 1-3. Thought that would be too easy. Oh well!
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This took some time to finish since Caleb would lose count while taking the sticker out of its plastic liner. No complaints from me! That just meant more counting practice for him. He would recount every after he puts a sticker on the paper to make sure that the numeral and the number of stickers matched.
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities

World Classroom: Supermarket

I bring Caleb to the supermarket with me every week. I think its high time he gets his own list of things to buy. This is a great application for reading, counting, and matching real objects to pictures.
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When we arrived at the supermarket, I gave Caleb the list. He was able to “read” it easily and was happy to see that there was broccoli on the list (this is his favorite vegetable).
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As we made our way to the fruit and vegetable aisle, Caleb picked up a couple of things on his own. When we reached the fruit and vegetable section, he got so excited to complete his list!
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He crossed out the items that he already put in his cart.
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Caleb got all the things on his list pretty fast. He was so proud that he could “read” his list all by himself. I should add more items to his list next week!
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