Strawberry Counting Game

In a previous post, we used strawberry baskets for an art project. Well, now we are turning them into a simple, yet powerful math tool. This strawberry activity is a cute way to practice number recognition and counting skills. It is also wonderful for number quantity. The large numbers help the child to understand that numerals represent quantity and that quantity is represented by a numeral. Additionally, the strawberries can be used for set tasks; recognition, matching, separation, and combination.

Strawberry Counting Game

And let’s not forget about quantity comparison. Children may use the baskets of fruit to make comparisons of weight, size, and amount.

MATERIALS USED:

– Strawberry baskets
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
– Faux strawberries
– Our free printable numbers
– Double-sided tape


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Easter Bunny and Egg Match-Up File Folder Game

I often use file folder games as teaching tools. Children love them, and they are cost effective and easy to make. File folder games are also extremely versatile and can be made to teach almost any concept.

This particular game is perfect for the Easter season and color recognition practice.

Easter Bunny and Egg Match-Up File Folder Game

MATERIALS USED:

– File Folder
– Construction paper in colors of your choice
– Bunny and egg pattern (download the free template here)
– Scissors and Glue

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3D Easter Collages

Art is always a hit with my kids, but especially 3D collages. They seem to inspire a higher level of creativity, allowing the children to build on, up, and around. In addition, 3D collages look amazing when displayed on bulletin boards, and they help to meet the art materials requirement on the Environmental Childhood Environmental Scale Revised (ECERS-R).

I was ready to present another type of this art form, and Zoey was ready for something Easter. We were deep in the aisles of Hobby Lobby when Zoey spied these little guys.

Chicks, eggs, and buttons..oh, my! That’s all it took – we knew we had to have our students make 3D Easter collages. To introduce this activity, we will be reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!

MATERIALS USED:

-Egg cartons
-Tacky glue
-Crinkle paper grass
-Plastic eggs
-Small glitter eggs
-Colored buttons
-Chicks
-Ribbon
-Yarn
-Colored macaroni
-Felt pieces
-Construction paper squares
-Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
-Pom poms

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