#PlayfulPreschool Harvest Time Math

Harvest Time Math: Tiny Tots Adventures

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The theme for this week is Harvest. We really happy to share our harvest post with you guys. While my post didn’t come out exactly how I planned it, we did have great learning experience. We took ourselves over to grannies house for some good grub, love, and some veggie picking. While there granny taught us how to Harvest the cabbage that was growing way to big.

Harvest time Title

We got home cleaned up our cabbage and other veggies, ate it all and forgot to take pics of the learning.  So I came up with this cause I’m not doing another cabbage

Harvest Time Math supplies

For this game we used:

  • 4 bags of black beans
  • Bottle caps with numbers on them
  • Freshly picked ground cherries

Putting the game together:

  1. Place the black beans and numbered bottle caps in a bin
  2. Use the cherries as counters.


I left this out for Fro Baby to put together the night before. When she woke up and made her way downstairs for breakfast she asked about the materials and I helped her put them together.

Harvest Time Math Count

(Fro Baby has some numbers that she really needs to work on so I left just them caps out so we can work on them.) She pulls out a random cap from the black beans and uses the cherries to count out the number. That’s it!

Harvest Time Math: Tiny Tots Adventures

A simple game that the next day she was a pro at the numbers that she once had trouble with.



Plan your PRESCHOOL Harvest Theme Learning Week with Activities from the Playful Preschool Education Team:

Harvest Team

Learning with Gourds: Comparing, Sorting, and Labeling for Fall by Still Playing School

Corny Science: Will it sink or float? by Capri + 3

Plants We Eat {which are roots, stems, leaves, fruit} by Raising Lifelong Learners

Harvesting in the Carrot Patch by Powerful Mothering

Preschool Math: Measuring Pumpkins by Mom Inspired Life

Making Bread by Rainy Day Mum

#PlayfulPreschool Harvest Time Math by Tiny Tots Adventures

Alphabet Activities: Letter Harvest by Growing Book by Book

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves Sequencing Cards & Power Point by The Preschool Toolbox Blog

Go Global: Harvests Around the World by The Educators’ Spin On It

Harvest Time: Jamaican Style Music by Learning 2 Walk

Pumpkin Patch Sensory Bin: Practicing Matching with Preschoolers by Life Over C’s

Little Red Hen Activity – Retelling through Sensory Play by Fun-A-Day

21 Responses to #PlayfulPreschool Harvest Time Math

  1. Amanda says:

    Going with the flow is a great skill to model for kids! How lucky you are that you can go to Grandma’s garden to harvest fresh veggies and then come home and make this math sensory bin to play and learn. What a rock-star mom you are!

  2. Theresa says:

    I have never heard of ground cherries. I am learning something new! Those are really fun math activities. The great thing about using black beans in activities is you can still cook them and eat them afterwards which adds to the fun.
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  3. Danielle says:

    We have a sensory bin full of beans that my son loves to play in. We should try a counting activity like this.

  4. What a nice game to encourage counting skills! It looks like you are growing SKILLS at your house, too.:)
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  5. I’m going to have to give this a go – we’re good with counting but not with number recognition so this would be perfect. Never heard of ground cherries though
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    • Tinytotsadventure says:

      The first time she messed up trouble numbers. After so many time she was getting them right. The next day she got all but 1 right, the 2 and 5 trip her up. I really don’t expect her to get 6 and 9 but I still include them in the game just in case she catches them.

  6. Sarah says:

    I love combining sensory play with math skills. Great harvest theme!
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  7. I love the use of real materials to work on meaningful math! 🙂
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  8. This is a great activity! Isn’t is rewarding when ya get to see how your child learns from these activities!

  9. I love the use of natural materials to explore number!
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