{Little Mathematicians} Roll and Park (cars, trains, trucks, etc)

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

One of the things that I have grown to love about homeschooling is the ability to take any curriculum and relate it to my boys interest.  It makes the learning more meaningful and interesting.

Number/Word Recognition Activities:

This week Thing 1 worked on number/word recognition with a game that involved using trains.  I created two boards, one with the words for the numbers 0-5 and the second with the words for the numbers 5-10.

For basic practice, have the student roll the die (provided) and park their train (car, truck, horse, animal, rock, etc.).

To add an element of competition, print out one board per person.  Take turns rolling the die.  The person to fill their board first wins.

We were doing the game, I just forgot to print out two boards, so we shared.  I am the rocks and he is the trains.

The printables for the Parking Spot Game are {HERE}.

The second activity is a simple memory game, where you match the numeral with the corresponding word.

The printables for the Memory Game are {HERE}.

Counting and numeral recognition:

I also created a version of this game for Thing 2.  He practiced counting the 1-6 and identifying the corresponding number.  The boards I created for him has the numbers 1-6 printed in the parking spots.  I had him roll a die, count the dots, and then park his car in the correct spot.

The printables for the counting/numeral recogniton are {HERE}.

Comments: 6

  1. Jill says:

    I am just hopping over from my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop to thank you for linking up this week! I too love being able to tailor the kids education around their favorite characters. Thank you for all of the great ideas and for including all of the links as well! I hope to see you link up again next week!

  2. Hopping in from livinglifeinentionally! Love it, thank you!

    • Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Katie says:

    Just a quick THANK YOU for linking up last week with Thrifty Thursday, and I hope to see you again this week! And don’t you love the versatility of the cubes? I have been using them in speech therapy for years for so many different things.

    http://www.playingwithwords365.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

    • Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling says:

      Thanks!