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 me make the boxes and asked if she could write them, so I thought why not??
I found that she is able to write all of her letters correctly except for a few.
That was enough work for one day, so the next we found things around the house that started with each letter. Sometimes we searched for an object with a specific sound, and other times we found something and listened for the first sound.
This is all her attention span could handle the first day, so we left it up and worked on it the next.
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.
Counting (one-to-one correspondence)
Missing Addend (Some kids may be able to say “I have 5 legos, I need 2 more to make a stack of 7.”
My daughter loved being able to see that 7 was taller than 4! This was an easy way to talk about more and less.
She also loved making different types of towers for each stack….long towers, chunky towers, and skinny towers like this one:
I LOVE math. It is my FAVORITE thing to teach at school, so of course I enjoy practicing it with my kids!
This low-prep math activity works on:
*Finding a missing number
Simply write a number sequence on a jumbo craft stick and the missing number on a clothespin. (Mine are from Target $ Spot, but similar to these cute ones.) Repeat as many times as you’d like!
These colorful clothespins were purchased in the Dollar Spot at Target last summer, and we always have craft sticks on hand. Trust me, keep some of those bad boys around and you’ll find plenty to do with them!
My girl was so proud of herself that she completed it 3 times, and had to show her sisters and Daddy when they got home!
If your child is a bit older, you could use it to practice:
*Skip counting with missing numbers
*Any type of equation with the answer on the clothespin
*Counting backwards with missing numbers
*Equation with missing sign: +, -, x, or divide. (ie: 4 __ 5 = 9)
Comment below if you think of any other ways to use this simple, but fun activity!