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?