Let children learn about numbers with a fun activity. Check out the reindeer craft Christmas math game for preschoolers.
Crafts for Children working with Numbers
Math benefits, in an impressive way, the development of thought and intelligence of human beings. Math concepts are useful tools for our daily life. We can promote and develop thinking through math since the ability to solve problems logically and coherently is strengthened.
Children with a closer approach to math can solve real problems that arise in their lives promptly, seeking solutions that are not based on emotions but logic.
Math improves communication with others since children can express their thoughts with greater coherence, precision, and clarity. That not only favors relationships with others but also strengthens children's self-esteem since correctly expressing themselves improves the image they have of themselves.
Although math benefits and aid in developing children's thinking, it is a headache for many. This lies in the fact that in the first years of life, children are sensory. They learn from everything they can see and feel. That is, they learn in a concrete and not an abstract way.
The Montessori method seeks to develop in children a "Mathematical mind," meaning that children can analyze, synthesize, and organize until they can achieve the abstraction of concepts through experiential practice.
The best way to teach children complex and abstract processes is by allowing all these concepts to be learned concretely and tangibly by manipulating various materials. This way, they will associate the number with the quantity and perform more complex operations.
THEME: CHRISTMAS MATH GAME
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Math Crafts for Children
Kids Having Fun with Math
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Develop children's mathematical thinking by performing activities with numbers.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This Christmas math game activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently.
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Mathematical thinking
- Following instructions
- One sheet of cardboardor construction paper
- Ten strips of foamy(you decide how many according to the child's development)
- A marker
Glue together each end of the foamy strips creating a circle.
Glue the circles on the card stock or construction paper.
Write a number on each foamie circle, not in order. Draw reindeer antlers above the circle numbers.
Use the yarn to put together the numbers in, orderly. Pull the yarn through the circles, starting with 1 and ending at number 10.
A reindeer’s Christmas math game to put together the numbers with yarn.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After their Christmas math game give kids some fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS CHRISTMAS MATH GAME ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Math DIY Fun Activity for Children
Younger children can do this Christmas math game activity. To lower the difficulty level, and if children do not know their numbers, they can match the colors or images you glue in each foamy circle.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
You can also do this Christmas math game activity with older children. To increase this Christmas activity's difficulty level, you can add more foamy circles with different numbers or make mathematical operations and connect each math operation's result.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - PUTTING TOGETHER THE REINDEERS CHRISTMAS MATH GAME
In this Christmas math game video, you will find a detailed description of the activity "PUTTING TOGETHER THE REINDEERS," designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. Here, children connect numbers located randomly.
This Christmas math game activity will allow children to develop skills such as accuracy in hand and finger movements, mathematical thinking, autonomy, and following instructions.
The materials you will need for this math activity are one sheet of card stock or construction paper, ten strips of foamy (you decide how many according to the child's development), glue, yarn, and a marker.
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