Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Octopus Math File Folder Game

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Sea creatures and ocean life are a topic that seems to be interesting to so many children. So when my son developed a deep interest in them, this idea popped into my head. I knew immediately that I had to make it. That's where this octopus counting

At creation, this counting file folder game was a bit advanced for my son to do unassisted, but in a few months or so, he will probably be able to go at it alone. For now, I can work with him on it. He can count a bit by himself, but we can continue to develop his one-to-one correspondence through this activity.

Materials I used:
file folder (I painted it with blue glitter watercolor)
multicolored paper
large sequins
number stickers
hook-n-loop circles

 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!
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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