Number games for kids can make learning math a more exciting and fun lesson for preschoolers. Perfect for Halloween, surprise them with the count the spider legs activity. This will help children practice counting while celebrating Halloween with an indoor activity.
Mathematics Activities for Kids
One of the first skills children understand in the incredible world of mathematics is counting. Children even develop this skill, almost intuitively in their daily lives. When they share their toys or their candies, they are counting without realizing it.
Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist, known for his work on child development, considered three important concepts to develop counting skills in children: 1) Conservation of numbers: the number is a characteristic of the whole. 2) Seriation: this is the ability to sort objects according to a characteristic. 3) Classification: this is the ability to sort things simultaneously into general and more specific groups, using different comparisons.
Playing a game is one of the best ways to involve children in mathematics. Remember that you must find a way to make learning a great experience. This way, children will perform a process of memorizing concepts and create neural connections expressed in learning. Through this practice, children carry out the ideas of number, seriation, and classification naturally.
If we play counting games, we help our children get knowledge of their daily lives. Still, we are also laying the foundations for the right mathematical processes that will be strengthened in school.
We are always going to use math in our lives. Math allows us to understand, in some way, the world around us, and this is the importance of children getting it in a creative and non-traumatic way.
THEME: NUMBER GAMES FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Counting Activities for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Strengthen and develop children’s mathematical processes.
Level: Advanced. This number games for kids activity is designed for children to do it independently, guided by an adult.
- Logical thinking
- Number and quantity learning
- Following instructions
- Fine motor skills
- Foamie with and without glitter
- Numbered pieces (Previously done)
Draw the body of the spider in the glitter foamie, then cut it.
Next, use the non-glitter foamie to draw the eight spider legs and cut them.
Cut eight pieces of Velcro. Glue them to the spider body as well as to each leg.
The children should take the numbered cards, shuffle, and draw one from them. Once they see the card number, they then count out that number of spider’s legs and attach the leg to the spider.
We created a spider with eight legs with foamie that can be placed on and removed. With this number games for kids activity, we play and improve children’s counting skills.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the number games for kids give children some new worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS NUMBER GAMES FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Math Counting Activities for Young Kids
This number games for kids activity can be done with younger children. It is unnecessary to change materials, but it has to be performed by guiding children. Adults supporting the children must help them to count. This number games for kids activity is also a great stimulus to develop fine motor skills and a sense of touch due to the different textures.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Older children can perform this activity without changing materials. You can increase the difficulty level of this number games for Halloween activity by including math operations on the cards like adding and subtracting and counting spider legs using the answers.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - COUNTING SPIDER LEGS NUMBER GAMES FOR KIDS
In this number games for kids video, you will find this activity step by step. This was designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here you can make a spider with legs that can be placed and removed.
This number games for kids activity will allow children to develop concentration, following instructions, number recognition, and fine motor skills. Materials needed are glitter and not glitter foamie, scissors, Velcro, glue, and cards with numbers.
Gross Motor Skills
Do you like our fun number games for kids activity? Make sure to check out our other fun activities for preschoolers.
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- Check out this awesome Halloween Paper Plate Spider Web Craft for Kids with Worksheets (4-6 Years Old)
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