Wednesday, August 10, 2011

octopus math file folder game

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interest lately has been centered on sEa cReaTuREs.  this idea popped into my head and i immediately knew i had to make it.  it is a little advanced for my guy to do unassisted right now, but in 6 months or so, he will probably be able to go at it alone.  but for now, i can work with him on it.  he can already count to 13 by himself, but we can continue developing his one-to-one correspondence (assigning one number to each item).

i didn't take any step-by-step shots because it's fairly straight forward. 
AND i was totally iN tHE zOnE and didn't even think of it!

this is what i used:
file folder (i painted it with blue glitter watercolor)
multicolored paper
large sequins
number stickers
hook-n-loop circles
my trusty laminator :)


octopus body made out of colored paper and glued onto file folder

sequins glued onto the tentacle strips then laminated

hook-n-loop to attach tentacles to appropriate numbers
((i usually put the fuzzy side on the removable pieces so they don't stick to the couch))


envelope laminated onto the outside to store pieces


fun times, right?? 

 
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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! I'm going to have to try something like this with my daughter!

Wendy
(Designed To Dwell)

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Very cute, you'r little guy will be doing Algebra in no time :)

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Andie, you simply are on creative gal! I love this project is so cute, little guy's learning and probably doesn't even realize it cause he's having too much fun.

Deborah said...

I need to add a few file folder games to my class. I don't have any right now!!

Erica @ Doodles & Doilies said...

I love this idea! I also ways enjoy getting new ideas for preschoolers! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Someday Crafts blog hop. Hope you have a chance to stop by.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

How awesome. I think my daughter would love this since it's also interactive. It doesn't even look homemade!!

I'd love for you to link this to our first ever Blog Hop. "Crafts for Under Twenty-Somethings" is a party specifically for things kid and teen related, so your post would be perfect!

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Carly said...

I'm already seeing this on Pinterest:)

Terri said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!! I can not wait to make this:)

Marcy said...

We did it together today. Can I email you our pic?

Our Country Road said...

What a great counting activity!! I hope you will add this to my link party-Pinterest Tuesday. I know moms would love to Pin this if they havent already! http://ourcountryroad.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinterest-tuesday-week-one.html

kelly from teachertime123.com said...

Such a great idea! We posted this on our site with your url.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

This is a great idea! When Rhett get's a little older I'm totally making this with him! You are such a creative mom. :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Thanks for linking to Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings! Loved the idea!


Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Visiting from Bear rabbit bear.. I really like this idea!

waitingforryder said...

Thank you so much for this idea! This picture was pinned on Pinterest, and I just finished making a poster version of this to go with a preschool ocean unit. It is too cute, so inexpensive, and it was a pretty fast project. Looking forward to learning more from you!

Kristy
waitingforryder.blogspot.com

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

This is so awesome, I LOVE IT! I'm pinning this!

Denise Marie said...

Love this

Maro Oikonomou said...

Hello! I just found your blog and I really love your work! This is an excellent activity! I will definately do it with my class!

Meridith said...

I stumbled across this on Pinterest and I had to make it almost immediately! I put magnet strips on the back of everything so it has a home on the fridge. Thanks for the great idea - my 4 year old loves it! :)

Marcy said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/189643834279081180/

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this! I found it in a post that linked to your blog! Wonderful!

Vicky said...

Great idea and love how it's all self contained. Just pinned! Vicky from www.messforless.net

Tami Rose said...

So cute!

I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
http://funfamilycrafts.com

Valerie GlitteringMuffins said...

Cool idea! Nico would love that I think I'll make it this weekend!

Valerie GlitteringMuffins said...

Cute and works with the Octonauts theme! I might do one for Nico this weekend, I think he'd like it :)

Jennifer said...

Is there a site where you buy your laminate paper in bulk? to make it cheaper then always buying at walmart.

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