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Play-Doh and Craft Stick Number Line

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I have had trouble finding anything about learning the teen numbers. Many activities seem to be about only the numbers 1-10, so I was excited when I saw this wonderful math idea at Chalk Talk because I knew I’d be able to extend it all the […]

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Paper Weaving

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found this quick little activity from lilla a (site is in Swedish) via pinterest.

Material:

3 or 4 sheets of colorful paper. Tape. Scissors.

 

Procedure:

Cut a 1 inch strips all the way across one sheet of paper, but leave about 1 inch uncut […]

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Foam Shape Patterns

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Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: I was inspired by pictures of Foam Shape Puzzles and a Mystery Pattern Blocks game in Erica’s Logical Thinking post at ABC and 123. I thought that the cheap foam shapes would be perfect for a patterning activity.

Material:

Self-adhesive foam shapes. (or non-adhesive shapes and […]

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The Category Game

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: My parents used to play this super quick and easy game with me.

Materials:

At least 2 willing players.

Procedure:

Ask your tot if they would like to learn how to play ” The Category Game”. When your tot agrees, say, “I am going […]

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Crayola Stampers

Sweet Pea is 34 months old.

From: I saw these Crayola Stampers on sale at Target and thought they would be a lot of fun for Sweet Pea.

Crayola Stampers. Paper.

Observations: These are supposed to be like markers, but with a fun shape on the tip, so you can stamp a […]

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Animal Counting Cards for Milk Cap Numbers

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Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: These are cards I developed to be used with milk cap numbers. (I promise this is the last one of these number cap activities for a while!) If you want something with larger numbers (up to 10), try my animal counting worksheets (which can be cut […]

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Snowflake Counting with Milk Cap Numbers

Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: After creating the milk cap numbers, this was the first activity I devised to go with them. We did not have a whole lot of luck with these worksheets, but I wanted to post them because I thought that they might be useful for other […]

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Pony Beads and Pipe Cleaners

Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: I read about this great idea for a Salt Shaker Scuplture at the very informative My Montessori Journey.

Material:

Pony beads contained in a bowl or basket. 5 or 6 pipe cleaners. An empty spice jars (shaker jar A) or a salt shaker. Tray (optional, […]

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Introduction to Patterns with Mini-Erasers

Sweet Pea is 31 months old.

From: I found this idea on RockerMom’s Spinner’s End Nursery School.

Material:

Pattern Matching Music Notes Worksheet (.pdf file requires Foxit or Adobe Acrobat). RockerMom also posted her own worksheet, but I made my own before I found hers. Mini Erasers in the shape of music notes. […]

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