This Thanksgiving Montessori Math kids activity will help preschoolers and kindergarten students learn about big and small concepts.
We are all born with incredible learning ability. However, those kids that do have the correct guidance will not properly develop good logical thinking skills.
Let's keep in mind that children's first mathematical experience is with shapes, sizes, patterns, etc. This experience will prepare their brains to do more complex things; plus, children will reject complex processes and focus on simpler stuff because they aren't ready for that.
When children do math by using various materials, they develop each one of their senses and, at the same time, two sides of the brain. The right side of the brain is in charge of spatiality, and the left side is in charge of processing concepts.
Using different materials help children will learn mathematical concepts by playing.
With this big and small concepts math activity, inspired by Montessori's learning method, we want to make children get knowledge in a practical way.
THEME: BIG AND SMALL CONCEPT FOR KINDERGARTEN
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Big and small concepts
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Teach children about big and small concepts.
Level: Average. Children can do this thanksgiving big and small concepts activity independently but following instructions.
- Logical thinking
- Big and small concepts
- Following instructions
- Sheets of paper
- Color markers
Use the cardboard to draw some turkeys of different sizes.
Color in the turkeys using the markers.
Cut into squares the sheets of paper and draw there the turkey's contour.
Place each turkey over the corresponding square.
Thanksgiving turkeys of different sizes and learning big and small concepts.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After their big and small concepts activity give children new Thanksgiving turkey worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
Download the Free Printable Thanksgiving Worksheets
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS BIG AND SMALL CONCEPTS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This big and small concepts activity can be carried out with younger children. To allow them to learn about the association, you can start using different textures to put turkeys on a per.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
It would help if you increased the difficulty level to do this big and small concepts activity with older children. For example, you can draw turkeys of different sizes on each square of paper.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - TURKEYS OF DIFFERENT SIZES: BIG AND SMALL CONCEPTS
You will find a step-by-step explanation of the thanksgiving big and small concepts activity of the big and small concept "TURKEYS OF DIFFERENT SIZES," created for 4-6 years old children.
Here, they will draw and color turkeys of different sizes and then match each turkey with the corresponding one. Children will enforce their focus, fine motor skills and will learn about big and small concepts.
The materials needed to do the math activity are cardboard, sheets of paper, glue, scissors, and markers.
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