Math Adventures at Home

Math Adventures at Home
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Here are some math ideas and activities to use with your child at home. Enjoy!
·         Count, count, count!
o   Buttons on a shirt
o   Stairs you climb
o   Pretzels for a snack
·         Practice writing numbers.
o   Fingerpaint using things from the kitchen
Cool whip, chocolate pudding, ketchup
·         Make a monthly calendar together!
o   Decorate special days.
 Birthdays, family trips, holidays
·         Bake cookies together.
o   Read, measure, mix and bake
·         Learn how to play hopscotch.
·         Make a noodle necklace.
o   Create a pattern using different kinds of pasta.
·         Count the stars in the sky.
o   How many do you see?
·         Help sort the laundry.
o   Does each sock have a match?
·         Take a nature walk. Identify different shapes along the way.
·         Collect empty boxes and containers.
o   Can you build a birdhouse? Robot? Vehicle? Be creative!!
·         Go on a number hunt!
o   Notice numbers inside and outside.
·         Set the table.
·         Sort and count coins.
o   Talk about different values.
·         Sing a counting song.
o   1,2 Buckle My Shoe
·         Time your child doing everyday activities.
o   Make a game out of it!
·         Water play.
o   Explore with different size measuring cups and containers.
·         Build a puzzle together.
·         Walk around the block.
o   Create a map.
·         Practice dialing with your child.
o   Call a friend, a grandparent, your house.
·         Play hide and seek.
o   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ready or not, here I come!
·         Play Simon Says.
o   Jump 5 times, turn around 3 times, clap 10 times
·         Read a counting book.
o   1, 2, 3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle
o   Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
o   Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
o   Ten Apples Up On Top by Theo LeSeig
o   Feast for Ten by Cathryn Falwell
·         Play a board game together.
o   Checkers, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Hi-Ho! Cherry-O
Enjoy these math activities with your child and remember to have fun!