Thursday, July 14, 2011

math with tongs...who knew?

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it's just lately that BeAR has gotten really interested in our pREsChOOl tiMe.  at my old center we would use muFFiN tiNS for sorting activities so i put this together.  not only was it fUn for him, but it also works on sorting/classifying based on one factor (color) which is an eArLY mATh sKiLL
colored bottoms of tins cut from cardstock for durability (i need to laminate them)
i purchased the two sets of pompoms at dollar tree for $1 aPiECe.  at first, Bear just used his hAnDS to sort the balls out.  when his interest started to wane, i added something that i knew he would lOVe ((and that would practice fiNe mOtOr sKiLLs and hANd-eYe cOOrdiNAtioN.))


((large spoons could be used also to practice balance))


and after the muffin tins lost their glow (about 20 minutes later), the pompoms turned into dirt and rocks to be put in the dumptruck.  yAy iMaGiNAtioN!!!


so break out the fLuFFy sTuFF,  grab the kiTcHEn uTeNSiLs and
leT 'eM gO!
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Christy said...

Great idea! And I already have all the stuff to do it. :)

Joshua and Stephanie said...

So very cute, my little boy is just at the age where he could start enjoying this. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Love it! We were sorting mancala stones the other day, and I didn't even realize how educational it was! ;)

meijo's JOY said...

Smart mom, brilliant idea! Love it!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

Thanks for pointing out the obvious - use my kitchen tongs!!! I've seen so many ideas for using tongs and am always bummed because I don't have a pair for Henry -- but duh! I have some of these in my kitchen drawer!

Great activity! Great practice for fine motor! And Great imagination!

Michelle said...

What a great fine motor and sorting project!! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Fridays!! I appreciate it! And I am a new follower!
Have a great Sunday!

Also, this would be perfect to link up to my Made by Little Hands party that starts tonight! You should stop by!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

SUCH a great idea! Just need to cut out some circles! :)

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