Fall play dough math games

Did you see we made some fall play dough last week? Today we’ve been using it to play some fun math games – great for hands-on, sensory learning.

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Math games with 3M Post-it Super Sticky Notes

I’m working with 3M today, to showcase some of the fun you can have with their super sticky Post-it Notes. Here’s some hands-on math games you can try, exploring shape, size, patterns and scale, with some art and imaginary play thrown in for good measure too!

Great ideas for hands-on math games using Post-It notes: exploring shape, scale, patterns and size.

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Blast off! space game

We are joining in the 2012 World Space Week celebrations this week and have been having lots of fun playing our DIY Blast Off! space game.

The game is fun to play and gives you lots of scope to work on counting, subtracting, multiplication, number patterns, lively actions and space facts.

It’s versatile and can be adapted for children of different ages – and it’s really easy to make. Here’s how to make and play Blast Off! together with a great selection of other space games and activities you can use to explore all about space.

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Why you should play with your food

Do your kids like to play with their food? I know there are times when we might discourage this and focus on promoting polite table manners, but there are other times when fun food can be just what you need to get reluctant writers, drawers, counters and storytellers bursting with enthusiasm.

We’ve been playing around with  Jacob’s Oddities this week – cute little snacks that come in all sorts of fun shapes that are just right for making art you can eat!

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