Friday, November 18, 2011

patterns with shapes and colors

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a while back, i got these fOAm sHapES for $1 a bag at the target dollar spot. 
((i got 4 bags))

foam shape color patterns
i finally got enough time to sit down and make pattern cards to go with them.  it was a little bit of work tracing, coloring, laminating, and cutting... but Bear loved them so much!  he went right to work, without any instruction. 

see how my little Type A lined all the cards up?
 
i made some of the cards with an empty space on them so that he could complete the pattern.  it's a good thing, because the others didn't challenge him too much.  i think that sometime soon i'll make some more cards out of poster board.  this way they'll be longer and can contain 3-4 shapes/colors on them.



he spent about 30 minutes on this activity.  the other thing that i found interesting was that he was able to self-correct himself when he put a shape in the wrong spot.  lastly, i love the fact that he was learning early math skills

what are some of your favorite math games and activities?
 
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3 comments:

Amanda said...

This is such a great idea! I had similar foam shapes but the boys just wanted to eat them, perhaps I should try again! Thanks for sharing!

Just remembered we have wooden blocks, like to see them eat those, LOL!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

We try to make everyday tasks learning opportunities. With Alexis we reinforce math skills with cooking and shopping. The concept of money is really tough so we have been trying to work on that with buying small items!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Thanks for linking this up! You are such a good mommy! One day, that little Bear of yours will be president!!!!!

kim

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