For this Brownbag Back-to-School Blog Hop I’m focusing on crafty math activities for Kinders. Check out the links below for more first day ideas from my blogging buddies! Are you going back to school soon? Are your walls and ceilings looking bare waiting for student work? Engaging your kids in a crafty math activity can be a smart choice because:
- your kids will know math is going to be fun this year!
- you can informally assess students in many ways: basic number knowledge, fine motor skills, listening to and following instructions, levels of persistence and engagement etc…
- you’ll end up with purposeful (and lovely) decorations for your classroom.
Click on the links below to be taken to the blog post for each activity. 1. Play Dough and Tin Foil Number Mobiles from Liz’s Early Learning Spot. You can also download a pdf of this activity: Number Mobile. 2. Flower Petal Math from No Time for Flashcards 3. Pattern Snakes from Ms Solano’s Kindergarten 4. Watermelon Math from My Kids Guide 5. Jasper Johns Grid from Art Projects for Kids 6. Kindergarten Roller Coaster from Color for Everyone 7. Butterfly Art from Kreative in Kinder 8. Circle Prints from Art is the Best Part of the Day 9. Shape Garland from Nurturestore I hope you can make use of these math activities to make your classroom (or home) more beautiful while engaging in fun and meaningful learning.