We're enjoying spring break with a little camp out in the yard tonight. Next week it's back to school though, so I have a spring themed math equation practice for your kindergartner. If your kindergartners are like mine, they are in need of some number writing practice, but more interested in doing "real" equations. If so, I have the perfect math activity for your kindergartner.
3 plastic lids
Assorted permanent markers
21 posted notes
One dry erase marker, plus eraser
Jelly beans (optional)
First, I let my kindergartner decorate the lids using the permanent markers. If you are setting up for a whole class, you may want to do this step yourself. I put one sticky note on the back, to remind her to leave that area blank.
Meanwhile I wrote the numbers 0-9 on the sticky side of 20 of the posted notes. You'll need two sets for this activity.
To do the activity, place two numbers on the inside of the two lids. Line the lids up as pictured. The child uses the dry erase marker to trace the two numbers, then writes the sum on the third lid.
If your kindergartner is still learning their sums you can use jelly beans or pebbles for counters. The kindergartner can exchange the sticky notes themselves, making this an independent learning activity appropriate for learning baskets or center time.
I hope you have a restful break however you choose to spend it, and great success finishing off all those kindergarten goals.
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