Acorn Match Maths for Number Recognition
Materials needed for Acorn Match MathsTwo different shades of brown card Black Marker Pen Scissors
How to make the Acorn Match MathsWe are working with numbers 1 to 10 and recognition of them at the moment so I cut out an egg shape for our acorn and then used the first as a template to cut out another 9. On each of these I numbered then 1 to 10. Placing the Acorn on the other piece of card I drew a cup shape with a stalk that was bigger than the acorn and then cut it out – I used this as a template and then cut out and again numbered them 1 to 10.
How to play the Acorn Match MathsSet out the acorns at the top in random order and then the cups at the bottom again in a random order and ask your preschoolers to match up the numbers on both. We have done this is order from 1 to 10 and 10 to 1 asking between each number what comes next and what comes before. As we match them up J has been putting them in order so looking at number lines and sequencing as well. Extensions that we will be progressing on to – Random Calling of numbers, odd and even numbers, 2 more than.
Autumn Visitor Book LinkOur Book Link this week is Nuts To You by Lois Ehlert – a great book by one of our new favourite authors after the fun we had with two of her books during the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Nuts to you! is all about a mischievous squirrel just like our garden visitor although in the city and the fun it has. Here are some more fun activities to go with Nuts to You! and Squirrel’s to extend our activities further.
- Ready Set Read – Nuts to You! Activities
- Uncommon Commonness – Nuts to You!
- Growing Books by Book – Nuts to You!
- 3 Dinosaurs Grey Squirrel Craft
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