3D Rainbow Paper Strips {& Lessons Using Glue}

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A few weeks ago we made these extremely fun 3D rainbows. For my preschooler I put numbers on the colored strips and numbers on the base of our paper. Little Miss had to match the correct strip to the numbers and glue them.

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My toddlers got to glue their color strips freely on their papers.

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This activity was to give us a lesson in glue. We’ve been discussing “just a dot not a lot” and about how long it takes for glue to dry before its safe to move projects. With this activity we held our strips down and counted to 10 before moving on.

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Valentines Math With Dice

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My per-kinder has been hard at work on number recognition and writing because she is way excited to start school this fall. Side note: Mommy is NOT ready, haha. Anyway…

How we played:
1) Roll the dice
2) Count the dots
3) Find the correct numbered heart
4) Practice writing the number

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The excitement she had in anticipation for what she was going to to roll was probably her favorite part, along with rolling the same number and having to write it several times in a roll.

Valentines Diamond Count

To kick off our Numbered Heart Activities for Valentines Day, I bring you…

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This was a simple & fun activity for my kiddos! They love any chance they get to play with their new diamond beads.

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There are a couple of ways you could play with this activity tray.
1) Draw a numbered heart and count out the correct number of diamonds
2) Place any amount of diamonds on the heart, have your child count them and then locate the correct numbered heart

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Both ways are great practice for counting and number recognition.

Numbers Sensory Bin

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Numbers Sensory Bin:
-colored rice
-4 different types of magnetic numbers (1-9)
-a set of invisible numbers (info at end of post)
-a set of dry erase tracing cards

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1. Number Sort: excavate all the numbers and sort them in order.
2. Go Fish: With a magnet wand fish for the numbers. To keep the number you must correctly identify it or it gets tossed back into the bin.
3. Number Hunt: Seek the invisible numbers.
4. Find & Trace: Once a number is removed from the bin you must trace the number on the correct tracing card.

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Hot Glue, Invisible Numbers via I Can Teach My Child

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They are so fun in the bin 🙂

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