Math preschool activities can be fun and engaging hands on experiences that help your child develop their math skills.
I think sometimes parents believe Math is only about counting, memorization and worksheets but there are lots of fun ways to introduce and engage your child with fun hands on math activities.
The math challenge below encourages learning fun with play dough and numbers! Lil B’s favorite part was rolling “snakes” (to make the numbers) and squishing his shapes at the end. Read below for step by step instructions.
STEAM Preschool Math Challenge: Playdough Number Sense
This activity is re-printed with permission from STEAM:Preschool Activities for STEM Enrichment
Count and add numbers 1-5
Printable Number Sheets (optional- included in ebook)
Directions for Activity
1. Allow time for material exploration. Encourage squishing, pinching, and rolling. Demonstrate how to roll a snake and spheres with play dough.
2. Make the numbers one through five with the play dough snakes.
3. Have the child roll the number of spheres needed to match the written number.
4. Count the spheres and let her smash them to make play dough pancakes as they count
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This activity is one example from the ebook, STEAM: Preschool Activities for STEM Enrichment of how to easily incorporate STEM enrichment into your preschoolers daily lives. Click here to purchase your copy of the ebook.
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