Valentine Math Roll and Color Activity

Roll and color games are a fun way for kids to practice early math skills without it feeling like work.  We’ve had so much great feedback on our previous roll and color sets that we just had to make another set for Valentine’s Day. In this free printable valentine math activity kids will practice counting sets and coloring in the heart with the corresponding number. If you’re teaching kids different early math skills the full roll and color heart set covers {Read More}

Winter Counting Art Snowflake Emergent Reader

Art. Math. Science. Reading. Sensory Play. Outdoor play. Pretend play. Social skills. Self-help skills. There is SOOOO much to to incorporate into our busy days with preschoolers and kindergarteners, so whenever I can I love to do activities that touch on a variety of key areas. It saves planning time, exposes kids to a variety of skills, and gives us extra time in our day to do other things.  We recently used the snowflake emergent reader for our snowflake lesson {Read More}

Free Printable Christmas Ornament Play Dough Mats

We’re admittedly play dough fanatics around here. There is always at least one play dough invitation out and ready to play with at our house. They get a ton of use, and there is so much potential for learning that I’m always inspired to create a new version. Although we’ve made reindeer play dough, gingerbread play dough, peppermint play dough, and more over the years, we’ve never made Christmas ornament play dough. Clearly it was time to give it a try, and {Read More}

Free Printable Christmas Tree Number Matching Math Activity

My kindergartener had so much fun with our roll and color fall leaves and our roll and color turkey feather sets that it just made sense to go ahead and make a Christmas version too. I think we’ll be making quite a few of these sets in the future.  Kids love them, and they are an engaging, hands-on way to practice early math skills. In this free printable Christmas tree number matching activity kids get the chance to practice number recognition as they {Read More}

Free Printable Thanksgiving Turkey Shape Matching Activity

Roll and color activities are engaging for kids, especially those who are kinesthetic learners. We had so much fun with our roll and color fall leaves set that we decided to make a Thanksgiving version too. In this free printable turkey shape matching activity kids get the chance to practice shape recognition as they color in their own turkeys. At home you can set this activity up as quiet work during rest time, a choice option on a home preschool {Read More}

Free Printable Roll and Color Fall Math

Practicing math facts isn’t always fun, but it’s important. By making math practice more like a game kids can learn a lot without it feeling like “work.” This free printable roll and color math set is a great way to practice adding numbers zero to five and making doubles. At home you can use this game as a fun way to practice math facts. Set it up after school or during homework time. In the classroom this makes a wonderful {Read More}

Apple Ten Frame Fine Motor Math

In the fall we like to use apples for a lot of hands-on learning.In the past we’ve used “falling” apples to practice addition. We’ve done apple threading to spell our names and other words. And we’ve tried this fun fine motor twist on “bobbing” for apples. This year we added an extra fun challenge to our math time with this apple ten frame fine motor math activity. Use it to practice a variety of math skills while trying to balance the {Read More}

Measuring Perimeter with Chocolate Kisses

The last activity we did with chocolate kisses was another form of measuring. Instead of measuring length this time, we worked on measuring perimeter. As with our other math activities with chocolate kisses, I set the materials out for Lovey to discover as part of our learning time. Chocolate kisses always seem to pull her attention before other tasks, so this was her first choice for the day. 😉 Because this was her first time measuring perimeter we talked about {Read More}

Measuring Length with Chocolate Kisses

One of Lovey’s current preschool skills is nonstandard measurement. Chocolate kisses make a great tool for measuring, so I set up a couple of different math activities using them. This first activity was designed to practice measuring length. We used chocolate kisses, common objects, and a free printable recording sheet. I set the materials out for Lovey and introduced the measurement activity. The biggest challenge I usually see for kids is remembering to line the first object up right with {Read More}

Combining Sets Beginning Addition Free Printable

While Tinker was sorting chocolate kisses by color I wanted Lovey to have an activity that builds on sorting but also includes a bit of number sense practice. Sorting and Combining Sets Activity We used the free printable (available below) and placed it in a plastic sheet protector so that we could repeat the activity multiple times. As she sorted the chocolate kisses she counted how many of each color she had and recorded the numbers. For an extra challenge she combined {Read More}