I’ve been trying to organise our toys and games by theme, to make it easier for me to plan activities with the kids. One of the first things I’m hoping to set up are little boxes of inspiration. A maths box, storytelling box, literacy box and of course a science box.
Z loves numbers, but the girls aren’t quite as enthusiastic so I’m hoping this box of little bits and pieces will help inspire them.
Our box includes:
- DUPLO bricks for colour matching and counting
- Cotton reels on a thread for helping with addition and subtraction
- Octons for shape and colour games
- Playmobil animals for counting and comparing sizes
- Little cakes for counting, these also have numbers underneath
- Scissors and paper for pictures and writing down ideas
- A tape measure and ruler
- Blocks for learning about 3D shapes
- Magnetic numbers
- A number line
- 100 square - my 5 year old picked this up and taught herself to count in 10s, which was completely unexpected. Definitely a great one to download.
- A sorting tray
- Beads of different sizes and colours
- A Calculator and abacus
Can you think of anything we’ve missed?
Other Numeracy Activity Ideas
Do some simple counting and sums with cars.
Or for older children how about these cute little Waldorf Math Gnomes from Red Ted Art.
Rainy Day Mum also has some great Math games ideas.
What Math games do you play?