Low Prep Math: Number Order

Skills Number Order Counting Vocabulary: before, after Materials Deck of cards First, I laid out the cards in order and she matched each card. Next, I had her lay out the cards in order without laying them on top. She did use the previous line of card to help her. She told me, "Let's make... Continue Reading →

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Low-Prep Preschool: Letter Sounds

Since Breckyn is able to identify all of the letters, I thought it was time we moved on to sounds. She has been working on them at preschool, so she has a good head start on them already.   I had planned on writing the letters on the big white poster board. She was watching... Continue Reading →

Low-Prep Math: Dice and Chalk

I have to be honest. Many of the learning activities my kids do are usually thought up by them. This one was totally the 4-year-old's idea!  She found some dice in the garage and said she wanted to roll it and write her numbers. So that's what we did! My Kindergartener joined right in, and... Continue Reading →

Dollar Tree Finds For Learning

The Dollar Tree is one of our favorite spots to find cheap items. They have so many fun things you can use for learning, too!  This was a quick trip - we mostly looked at Halloween items - so there are many more than what is shown here. Dry Erase Board - Practicing letters, numbers,... Continue Reading →

Why My Children Use Workbooks

Play based learning, hands on learning, learning through discovery...they've taken over Pinterest, leading us to believe that worksheets and workbooks are a big no-no. But I believe they have a place in learning, if used correctly. It's not the worksheet that is the problem (at home or in the classroom), it's how they are used.... Continue Reading →

Low Prep Math Activities: Dice

I use dice a ton in my 1st/2nd grade classrooms, but they could easily be used at home for math practice! With my preschooler, we rolled and did an action. For example, here she rolled a 2 and did 2 big jumps. This is a great way to get your kiddo moving and learning at... Continue Reading →

Low Prep Math Activities: Lego Counting

This is a simple activity you can do with big or small legos.  I used the same number sheets we used in the Domino Counting activity so this was really a "no prep" activity for us. Math Skills Counting (one-to-one correspondence) Number recognition More/Less Taller/Shorter Missing Addend (Some kids may be able to say "I... Continue Reading →

Low Prep Math Activities: Domino Counting

All you need is dominoes (Mine are from Amazon!) and some paper for this easy-to-prepare activity.  The directions are just as simple: count the dots and place the domino on the paper with the matching number. Skills: One-to-one correspondence Recognizing numerals Matching sets Number Order   Both girls, ages 4 and 5 1/2, were able... Continue Reading →

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