Thursday, March 5, 2009
The kids will practice recognizing numbers 1-12, counting, and adding numbers up to 12.
Frog rocks - We collected small rocks, painted them green, and drew on faces
Frog die cuts - Number the die cuts 1-12, +, =
1. Preparing the materials for this game would be a fun addition to a "Green Theme" day.
2. Set out the addition and equal sign frogs
3. Give each child a die
4. Leave frogs in a pile in the center of the table.
5. Each child should roll their die and figure out what number they have rolled
6. Count out the correct number of frogs to put in to the number sentence
7. Word together to figure out how many frogs there are all together
8. Find the frog labeled with the correct answer
9. After correctly figuring out the answer to each number sentence the child may take their frogs to add to "the pond"
10. Return the numbered frog to the group and start another turn
If you want to make it a bit competitive you may declare the winner to be the child with the most frogs in their pond when all of the frogs have been used.
As you can see there are many math concepts in review during this activity. My younger child is specifically practicing number recognition. During the game we tried to be sure she was the one searching for the correct numbered frog. Our older child is ready for addition, so he was doing most of the adding for the team.