Category Archives: Math

How many blocks does it take to fill in this shape

Block Challenge

Today I share with you the Block Challenge. This activity preschool spatial activity was inspired by Jamie of Hands On As We Grow. You should join her Facebook Group, so much fun going on in there that I’m sure you will be inspired. and I thought this would be a fun challenge for my kids to try. In the original post wooden blocks were used, for us we are using Mega Bloks.

Numbers 6-10 Pre-Writing Activity

We have been having  really hectic weeks lately, and it’s been leaving me with less time to plan activities. That’s okay with my girls because they love when we learn on the fly, and that’s exactly what we did with this week’s Early Childhood Education Theme: Numbers 6-10.

 

With no real plan in mind that means I didn’t pull any resources for the week, so I had to use what was at hand. In the end, we ended up with a week long hands-on pre-writing activity that was engaging and creative for both my two and five-year-olds.
Some of the skills we focused on were: counting, tracing and following directions.
Exploring Numbers 0-10 Pretend Garden Meal

Pretend Garden Meal

Welcome to another Early Childhood Education Wednesday post. Where the Early Childhood team shares free themed hands-on activities that you can try with your early learner. Last week we explored Shapes and this week we are exploring Pretend Play. At the bottom of this post, you will find more pretend play ideas for your early learner.

Life kind of got the best of me the week before and I didn’t have much time to put into planning our homeschool week. So, I put together a few simple activities using only pretend food to keep them busy and allow me time to play catch up during the week.

With these activities, we worked on language skills, writing, numbers 0-10 (written, number words and 1:1 Correspondence) and a few other skills that just popped up through play.

Home-made color counting book and activites for preschool aged kids

Counting Colors Book and Activity

Welcome to another Early Childhood Educational Wednesday post, where a team of homeschool and education bloggers share some free hands on lessons once a week. This week’s Theme is Colors, last week we covered All About Me. This week I am sharing about a oops on momma’s part that turned into a fun lesson

I was going to do a craft with the girls. When we went to grab some materials we discover that we had no brown pom poms to work with. 🙁 That means momma needs to go to the store and, I don’t do store runs unless I have a nice list.

So to figure out what other color pom poms I needed, I pulled out our color cards (given to me by my best friend, I laminated them to keep them safe to pass on). We laid them on the table and the girls went and grabbed one pom pom of each color. From there they figured out which colors were missing.

After we figured what colors were missing we looked at our jars and guessed which colors we had the least of. To see if we were right we placed all the pom poms on their colors, then counted each color.

Preschool Calendar Time Board

Calendar Time: Back to School Setup

I always wanted to post about our Learning Room Calendar Time Board, but just be never really had the time. Well I just got done updating our calendar for the new learning session.

Putting together a calendar for my girls takes some real time for me. I am limited in my money and sometimes I just don’t feel that some things are worth buying when you can make do without. So it takes me a long time to build them. Everything on my calendar this year was free to me. I either already had it or I could easily print it out. So that means that all the printable that I am going to share with you are FREE.

Circle Sensory Bin

Blue Circle Sensory Bin

My toddler is currently working on the shape Circle. She has been having all kind of fun with the circle and I thought it would be nice to give her a circle sensory bin. If you read this blog then you know that I like things to be easy while at the same time getting my learning across. So here is another Easy Sensory Bin Recipe for you guys showcasing the Shape Circle.

 

I have been playing with my toddler lately and I have been kind of following her lead, she has been focusing on the Shape of the circle. We have been learning all about its roundness and the many sizes that it can be. We have looked at all the different places that you can find a circle and she is just absolutely fascinated with it. So I put together this Circle Sensory Bin when we were first playing with it. This seemed to have been a hit with her and it was able to hold her interest throughout the week that we were learning the color blue.