Gather the children for a fun St. Patrick's Day celebration. Use this holiday to teach kids new lessons by doing fun activities like counting games for kids. Check out how you can teach children Math by using shamrocks with pom-poms.
The senses play a crucial role in children's learning process. Children receive all information through the senses. This information is processed and stored in their minds which is the proper way for children and people to carry out a learning process.
If learning is performed differently, it is not authentic learning; it is merely a memorization process. This information is retained for a while in memory, but probably, at some point, we will forget it. When we don't understand the information received, it is because it wasn't absorbed.
Mathematical thinking for children begins during the early years. As was commonly believed a few years ago, children can start to enter the world of mathematics at this age. Mathematical knowledge comes from the child's actions on the objects that he/she finds when manipulating them. Then the child begins to question how these objects could behave in other circumstances, thus beginning to develop his/her logical reasoning.
When talking about mathematics, we usually relate it with numbers, addition, subtraction, etc. But it really goes beyond as mathematics is in day-to-day life. Children in their daily lives use mathematics unconsciously. When they share their toys with their peers or classify them by function, color, or shape, they also use mathematics. Everyday life is full of mathematical aspects. With mathematics, children will learn from the simple to the complex, from the concrete to the abstract.
Mathematics is abstract, which means that an abstract concept for a child's mind is difficult to understand. Through the Montessori learning method, children acquire abstract concepts concretely by exploring and manipulating different materials.
THEME: COUNTING GAMES FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this counting games for kids activity, children will relate the quantities with their respective symbols.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This counting games for kids activity is designed for children to do independently in an adult's company.
- Recognizing colors
- Numbers and quantity identification
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Logical thinking
- Clover drawings, each one with a number and different colors (previously made).
- Colored pom-poms in a container. The colors must be the same as the clovers.
Take the pom-poms.
Put the pom-poms on each clover, according to their colors and the number written on each one.
Counting games for kids and relating numbers and quantities
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Supplement counting games for kids with new worksheets. Click the link below to download and print our Math worksheets.
Download the Free Printable Math Worksheets for Preschoolers
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This counting games for kids activity can be done with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, you can add circles on each clover that indicates the number of colored pom-poms that they must place there. In this way, a math activity will be carried out appropriate to children's development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This counting games for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you should write a mathematical operation on each clover. Children should answer it and place the pom-poms accordingly. This way, a preschool activity appropriate to the children's development and abilities will be carried out.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - COUNTING GAMES FOR KIDS WITH SHAMROCKS AND POM-POMS
In this counting games for kids video, you will find detailed information on the "CLOVERS WITH POM-POMS" activity. This counting games for kids activity was designed for 4-6-year-old children, in which they will carry out a number-quantity relationship activity. This exercise will allow children to develop color recognition skills, identification of number and quantity, the precision of hand-finger movements, eye-hand coordination, logical thinking, independence, autonomy, and affectivity. The materials needed for elaborating the activity are drawings of clovers with several colored pom-poms.
Do you like St. Patrick's Day counting games for kids? Make sure to check out our other St. Patrick's Day activities.
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