Preschool Math Activities

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We add math activities to our preschool everyday, in many ways. I’ve shared how we add literacy to multiple areas of our classroom. Well, the same is true for math. We sort, measure, count and learn math during art, while building shape recognition skills, through literacy and reading many counting books. Math activities can be done indoors and outdoors, everyday, all year long.

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Ready to add some math to your preschoolers’ day?

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Preschool Math Activities
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SORTING

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These are the obvious sorting activities, but there are so many others that just seem to happen naturally throughout our morning. Putting things away in proper bins, sorting what goes into the trash and what goes back into the bag at snack time, sorting the colored markers when putting them away.

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Preschool Color Game Using Legos

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Sorting Legos by Color

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Rainbow Activity for Preschoolers

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Sorting Rainbow Macaroni for a Necklace

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preschool valentines activity

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Sorting Hearts by Color

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preschool classroom design

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Sorting Toys in Our Classroom

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Fine Motor Sensory Bin for Fall

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Sorting Pom Poms with Matching Colored Containers

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learning letters

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Sorting Letters in Our Letter Box

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MEASURING ACTIVITIES

So much math is being learned while we do even the simplest activities involving measuring! How many? What shape? How full? How much?
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cooking with kids
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great gift for mom
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Measuring salt for our Mother’s Day gift.
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Letter Beads Discovery Bottles
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how to make a terrarium with kids
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scented play dough
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winter discovery bottles
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Planting Seeds with Kids
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BUBBLE PAINT
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Measuring Soap to Make Bubble Paint
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ART PROJECTS

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One of my favorite ways to add some simple counting is during art projects. How many legs? How many eyes? How many circles? I often add a number line so they can place the items on the line while they count. (This is great 1:1 correspondence, too.)

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ladybug 6

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Count the Legs on the Ladybug

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Thankful Turkeys

 

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Count the “Feathers” on the Turkey

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snowman art
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SHAPES

We learn about and draw shapes in many ways. In our journals with stickers, puzzles, overhead projector, cookie cutters at the play dough table, etc. While we do have a “shape of the month”, I feel the same about it as I do “letter of the week”. Why devote one specific time for each one? We are exposed to all of them each day!
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Learning Colors and Shapes Activity
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COUNTING

We count all morning long, in so many ways, during large groups, small groups, and independently.

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small group activities for preschoolers 5

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Preschool Counting Activity for Spring
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 Literacy Activities

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We love to recite fingerplays and listen to stories that include counting.
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Five Little Speckled Frogs Finger Play
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Counting picture books:

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Counting Songs:

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Two Little Blackbirds

Ten in the Bed

Five Little Monkeys

Six Little Ducks

Five Little Speckled Frogs

Count Up, Count Down

One, Two, Three, Four, Five

Chicken Count

Five Little Firemen

This Old Man

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More ideas for young children:

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snow play dough      cooking with kids recipes      simple toddler art

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Preschool Math Activities long

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Looking for more math play ideas? Head on over to Teach Preschool’s Everyday Math in Preschool.

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Comments

  1. How fabulous. Just love the pictures! So wonderful to see young children so involved in learning.. and they don’t even know it’s happening, they’re just having fun! Keep up the fabulous work! x Debs from Learn with Play @ home

  2. rebekah @ justfordaisy says:

    LOVE this blog site! :) I am your newest follower and will be coming here frequently to try your ideas! :)


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