I love using holiday books for Kindergarten activities!
Wait, is it already holiday season?
And this Kindergarten math game for Christmas is a great place to start!
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Kindergarten math activities need to be hands-on.
We know some Kindergarteners can count to 100, but do they know how to visualize the number 100? This request is a daunting task for a young mind to do.
Luckily, hands-on learning activities can help! When children touch the objects they count, they are more engaged and have an increased chance of retaining what they are doing.
Let’s use this hundred chart to get Kindergarteners learning through movement.
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Little Blue Truck’s Christmas is a great way to get a conversation around numbers started.
In this book, Little Blue Truck needs to load and deliver his Christmas trees to his friends.
The story begins with the question,
How many trees can fit in Blue’s truck?
This question leads us right into our hundreds chart hook, line, and sinker!
Ask your Kindergarteners:
How many Christmas trees will fit in Little Blue’s truck?
Together, begin the investigation by placing green pom poms on the hundreds chart. You can make your chart, or use this one I found online here.
What are the big ideas behind this Christmas activity for Kindergarten?
Encouraging Kindergarteners to predict how many of the pom poms will fit on the truck without tumbling over.
We are promoting our children with inquiry-based learning for them to form mathematical conclusions.
We are asking our Kindergarteners to collaborate with others.
Your KIndergartener is practicing counting to 100 by ones and tens.
By Kindergarten children under the Common Core will also be asked to count to 100 by ones and tens. See the Kindergarten standard here.
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When will you try this hands-on Christmas activity for Kindergarten?