Playful Picks (February 1, 2010)

by Amy on February 1, 2010


Happy Monday and Happy February!  We finally had some sunshine this weekend and it felt so wonderful!  Loved being outside and soaking it in – more rainy, gray days are on the way…

Hope you enjoy this week’s math-inspired picks!

Quote of the Week

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

~Shel Silverstein

Fun Activities & Projects:

Building number sense with dominoes @Mathwire – Delaney loves doing the Domino Parking Lot Game

Pattern Block Mats @PreKinders – lots of animals, flowers, and more

Lots of fun ideas for Spinner Games @The Activity Mom

Sticker Number Card @No Time for Flashcards

Hundred Chart activities @eensies

Creative Products: Math manipulatives we use and love

Classic Balance Scale with Bears Unifix Cubes & Accessories

What We’re Reading: Having fun with counting, measuring, and graphing!

Have a great week!


Joy February 1, 2010 at 8:46 am

thanks for this post…my daughter is struggling with math in her Kindergarten and I have been trying to find fun ways to help her.

rebecca February 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Thanks for the link! Joy, check out our blog too – – we have TONS of fun, easy math ideas perfect for kindergarteners!

TopazTook February 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Thanks for the link to the pattern block mats! My daughter just received some pattern blocks for Christmas, and I can see that these will really extend the play with them!

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