Combining math and art to make gorgeous pattern stars is a great STEAM lesson plan.
Each week we’ll have a range of activities to explore the season through our senses.
This week we’re using our sense of sight and I have a gorgeous Christmas tree craft that invites children to use their eyes to make a festive art display – or a Christmas tree matching game. Use the links at the end of this article to see all the other ideas so you can set up a sensory play experience for your children too.
Christmas sensory play :: Christmas tree craft and matching game
Here’s an idea from our archive that’s all about making math fun. With a little help from chocolate chips this muffin math game is a great way for young children to practise counting.
Muffin tin math fun [Read more…]
Do your kids love Lego? Just manipulating the pieces, snapping them together and pulling them apart is a great work out for fingers, helping to develop fine-motor skills, but Lego is a classic open-ended toy that can be used in so many different ways by creative kids. My girls most often use their Lego to build imaginary buildings or enclosures for their toy animals but recently L has been using them in lot of math games.
This hands-on pine cone math station is a great investigation table that invites children to explore estimating, counting, size comparison, measuring weight and length, and recording data in a table – all while having fun.
Bring on the autumn! There’s not much better to lift your spirits than jumping through a big pile of crunchy leaves with your kids. While you’re out and about enjoying the new season, collect up some leaves and bring them home to play these seasonal letter and maths games.
Maths games for autumn [Read more…]
Here’s a free pumpkin number printable sheet and ideas for how to use this autumn math printable for some pumpkin math games.