5 (More) Fun Math Activities—Thanks Pinterest!
We love finding great educational stuff for youngsters on Pinterest, and we’ve already highlighted some on our blog before (Pinterest Finds: Top 5 Counting Games). We look for fun activities that should be pretty easy to recreate at home, and of course, they must help kindergarten-aged children address the common core standards!
Without further ado, here are just a few of the activities on our Pinterest board that we hope you will agree are great for engaging children with math. Clicking on any of the images will take you the relevant Pin.
1. In & Out— Take some cubes and drop a handful onto the In and Out board. Have your child record the number of cubes in the circle, then do the same for the number outside of the circle. To make it a bit tougher, you can gradually add in more blocks.
2. Count, Match, Enjoy— Now this is one activity sure to get any kid excited about math. Who can resist gummy bears?? Count them up, practice making patterns with their colors, and of course, you can eat them when you’re done.
3. Building Blocks— Building with Legos is a childhood staple, but they are also great to visually compare the “size” of numbers.
4. Make Your Own Math— This is a straight forward way to make a math template for simple equations for your kindergartner using nothing but clothespins, a popsicle and a marker.
5. Everyday Math— Taking time out specifically to practice math is a definitely a good idea, but with so much kids have to learn, there’s a lot they can gain from what they see everyday too. This poster has some great ideas for bringing math into children’s everyday life.
Thanks for reading, and check back with us again soon. Garden Goodies is just around the corner—we’ll be sharing some fun children’s books on the theme and great outdoor educational activities.