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Last week in our first post for the V is for Vegetables series I shared our vegetable stand pretend play. We were able to use our fresh produce in so many ways throughout the week. This math game helped us practice counting, comparing, sorting, vocabulary and language skills.
- Variety of Produce
- Bag or container to use as shopping bag
- Number cards
Shopping: To begin each kid chose a number card. Then they went shopping and selected the appropriate number of vegetables to match the number on the card.
Counting: After returning to the picnic mat the kids shared the vegetables they chose. They named each vegetable, counted how many in all and told which vegetable they liked the best and why.
Comparing: Next we aligned the vegetables to practice one-to-one correspondence and compare the numbers. Aligning the vegetables helps the kids visually see which number has more vegetables. We discussed the following vocabulary terms: more, less, greater and fewer.
Sorting: Then we combined everyone’s vegetables and sorted them. The kids chose to sort them by kind. Depending on the combinations of vegetables you could also choose other characteristics for sorting like: shape, color, or whether they grow above or below ground. The final step in our game was restocking the vegetable stand shelves so the shoppers could play again later.
Next week we’ll share one of the ways we used vegetables to make art.
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