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...Introduction This activity encourages children to look for shapes in their environment. It develops their visual awareness and understanding of shape and shows them how to put math into a real-life context.What you need A variety...
...Introduction Go outside on a wet day and use chalk to draw some shapes on the ground. The colours of the chalk will show up more vividly in the water. Invite children to run around the space freely, jumping inside the different shapes. Make...
...Focus Balloons are one of the best resources for exploring transformation. The story can be used to start a real discussion of change, which may lead you across the curriculum into every area.Keywords big bigger small smaller round...
...Make matching games Use small bricks and paint to help the children make their own number games. Print different numbers and patterns of bricks on cards, and use them to count, match, play Snap or pairs. Make some number cards too.Build...
...Sort and count Use counters to sort and count in sorting trays, little hoops, circles drawn on paper, large elastic bands. Sort by colour, size, shape. Label the sets with number labels or cards.Play a game Use counters to play Tiddly...
...For measuring Collect empty plastic containers for capacity work with sand, water, rice or lentils. Make sure you have plenty of sizes and some very small things. Encourage children to count aloud as they fill one container...
...What you need a feely bag or box. You can make a feely box from a carton with a hole cut in the side. For a feely bag use a fabric shoe bag, or make a simple bag and label it. pairs of shapes or objects with a clear shape two children You...
...What are they learning? 2D shape names; being involved; concentratingWhat you need A tray 2D triangles, squares, rectangles and circles in different colours, sizes and/or textures A cloth or teatowelWhat you do Spread out the 2D shapes...
...What you need a small parachute a big space card and felt pensKeywords morning afternoon evening time night daytime night-timeWhat you do Money Bingo Make some Bingo cards and boards with coins on them. You can make your own with sticky...
...What are they learning? Measures – length; choosing and using own methods to find a solutionWhat you need 1 metre paper tape measures 1 metre wooden rulers Clipboards, sticky notes and markersWhat you do Introduce the activity to a small...