Since I want Josh to practice the concepts of numbers I prepared another activity just by using simple materials. The objective is for Josh to really count and understand what the number means.
What I used are the following:
1. cardboard from a used folder
2. Colored paper
3. Play dough
4. Marker Pen
I cut out into similar rectangular shape the old folder. Then I cut circles in different colors from the colored paper. Those circles I would paste at the top part of the rectangular board. Below the circle, I would put the number.
With the play dough I made small round circles. There should be enough to be placed for all the card board numbers that the child will complete.
It is a guided play. I tell Joshua he has to help the circle get their seeds. The seed should be the same as the number. Oh he enjoyed the challenge! But of course, you have to help him count and understand that those “seeds” have to be inside the circle.
This was Josh doing number 8. When I presented the card board it was one at a time and in random order. This way he won’t be so overwhelmed and just feel like he is playing a game.
Here are some of his completed work. The plus part was he enjoyed this activity he kept asking to do it again and again. Of course, that brought a huge smile on my face 🙂
Teaching this math concept will lead him to understand later the concepts of addition and subtraction soon!