Easy Peasy Game Boards

Easy Peasy Game Boards

In my Summer Institute I shared some of my favorite math games.  I love simple game boards for a wonderful way to practice counting and 1-to-1 correspondence as they move their game piece.  It builds the life skills of patience and waiting. I found that children love...
DIY Color Matching Game

DIY Color Matching Game

I saw this in my colleague's classroom.  I love how simple it is!   Easy peasy.  This is a great activity to have in a basket like the photo below or you could set it up like a Montessori tray.  What you will need: paint samples (2 of each color you use) clothespins...
DIY Natural Geoboard

DIY Natural Geoboard

Earlier this week I saw this in Mrs. Webb's classroom.  I loved it and asked her – where did you find that?  She promptly told me she made it.  And it is so simple.  Scroll down for instructions. Materials: tree boards (Hobby Lobby) nails a bag of stretchy bands...
Number Rings

Number Rings

Several teachers in my school have sets of these counting rings.  These are Mrs. Winters.  I love her wooden cube with the number written on it.  The loose leaf rings are large (perhaps 3 inches) with the corresponding number of wooden beads. What a powerful way to...
Red Birds in a Nest

Red Birds in a Nest

Foam clay has to be the most amazing invention.  Ever.  It is so cool what you can create.  At the museum, I had the children make little nests out of the brown foam clay – adding sticks to give it the “nesty” look. We formed our birds by making; a...
Pattern Owls

Pattern Owls

I love collage work.  For this project I gathered some of my old scrapbook papers for the children to make their pattern owls.  I made tracers out of old file folders as well.  Here's how I made the tracers: 1 large oval tracer for the body  (I had pre-cut...