Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kite Counting - Math Activity for Preschoolers

For our Preschool@Home this week our theme is KITES!
LB(3) and I did this fun little activity and it's SO easy to make, check it out!

Prep Work:
  • Cut 5 kite shapes (diamonds) out of construction paper
    • Write numbers 1-5 on them.
  • Trace one of them on the right side of a white piece of paper.
    • Then draw a string coming off the kite on the paper,
    • And a cloud in the sky. :)
  • Cut 5 bow shapes out of construction paper

How to Play:
  • Sit down with your child and demonstrate how to play.
    • Put one of the kites on the paper.
    • Then count out that number of bows as you place them on top of the kite string.
  • Then have them try!

 LB(3) enjoyed playing this game. He is big into counting these days, and while he can easily count past five, this is a useful skill to practice using something tactile to count out.



Lauren said...

This is such a wonderful idea! We're definitely going to be using this one in our Preschool Adventures.

I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

Leah said...

I love this! It is so simple and so cute! We will be using this durng preschool, too!

Leah @ Simple.Home.Blessings.