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Numbers Activity for Kids
There was a time a while back when preschool teachers believed that children had no knowledge about math. Hence, the objective to teach children notions about numbers, and the teaching process was focused on that. Consequently, children did not develop their mathematical skills correctly. Nowadays, it is difficult for people to carry out simple mental operations.
Over the years, it was identified and understood that children have different mathematical knowledge. These skills are developed naturally by children through interaction and exploration of the environment. At this point, adults play a significant role since we are the ones who allow and promote child-environment contact.
In their first years of life, it is difficult for children to learn abstract concepts since, at this age, they are entirely sensory. This means that they learn about everything they can see and feel, which can be perceived through the senses. That is why it is fundamental that experiential practices are included for which children can get mathematical concepts in a concrete and manipulative way.
The Montessori learning method seeks to convert math’s complex realities into tangible and straightforward elements to develop a "mathematical mind" in children, capable of analyzing, classifying, and organizing. With it, children can naturally learn abstract concepts through their experience.
THEME: NUMBERS FOR KIDS
Topic: Math Activity for Children
Christmas Craft for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this numbers for kids activity, kids will learn how to match numbers with quantities.
Difficulty level: Advanced. Children must do this numbers for kids activity autonomously with an adult's surveillance.
- Number-quantity ratio
- Color identification
- Following instructions
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- A tray
- Five medium-size, different colored cans, each marked with a number
- Snowflakes (the quantity of snowflakes is according to the number and color in each can) (Previously made)
- A spoon
- Flour (optional)
Preparation for the Numbers for Kids Activity: To make the snowflakes appear as if they are lying in the snow, you can spread out a paper towel or napkin on the floor of the box and sprinkle it with flour. Arrange the cans in the tray. Lay the snowflakes (previously made) in the snow (flour).
Put the snowflakes in each can according to the number and color.
Numbers for kids activity. Numbers on a can with the same snowflake’s quantity
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
For more numbers for kids activity check out our free printable math worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS NUMBERS FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Christmas Activity for Toddlers
This numbers for kids activity can be done with younger children lowering the difficulty level. They can do it without numbers and place the snowflakes taking into account the color of each can. In this way, a preschool activity will be carried out according to each child's needs and development.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Christmas Activity for Kids
This numbers for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children will arrange the snowflakes in each can guided by color. After doing that, children will have to write the number of snowflakes they put in each can. In this way, children will relate quantity to number.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - LET'S FIND THE SNOWFLAKES NUMBERS - FUN NUMBERS FOR KIDS ACTIVITY
This numbers for kids video will find the step-by-step of the activity "LET'S FIND THE SNOWFLAKES NUMBERS" designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. It is a kids activity based on Montessori's learning method. Children will use a spoon to arrange snowflakes in cans.
This numbers for kids activity will allow children to develop skills, such as number-quantity ratio, color identification, concentration, memory, following instructions, the accuracy of hand and finger movements, and hand-eye coordination.
The materials needed to prepare the number activity are a tray, five medium-size cans, snowflakes, a spoon, and flour (optional).
Fun Christmas Craft for Kids
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