29It is Fantastic Friday which means Math for all preschoolers at our house.
This announcement is followed by a lot of math cheering, not moaning because we have some really fun preschool math ideas to share!
For today’s Fantastic Friday Shout-outs we’d like to recognize a math game, a DIY math puzzle and several sites that have been referred to us as resources for our kids to learn early math skills online.
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Preschool Math Activities
Preschool Spider Math
We discovered a terrific math game from Shirley, a homeschooling mom over at Preschool Activities.
It is great for teaching both addition as well as subtraction.
I bet you could even adapt the “Number Spider” for upper level math as well!
Basically, you write the answer in the middle and all the “legs” are the possible ways you could reach that number.
My daughter and I adapted this with Cheerios. This was a great way to reinforce the concept of 6 both concretely (by counting the physical cheerios) and in written form.
For full instructions check out her site!
Museum of Mathematics Inspired Puzzles
I love puzzles…
I know this next activity seems well above the level of our preschoolers, but I bet they would love manipulating the parts and building with them, maybe even helping you solve the puzzle.
At the Museum of Mathematics, they made a puzzle with magnets and cardboard boxes.
The goal is to make the parts fit together. You can check out their template:
And if that seems like a little too much work, no worries! This same type of problem solving can be found with other 3D puzzles.
Here are a few of our favorite:
- Preschoolers will love these pattern blocks set of geometric shapes. They are considered a classical education toy often seen in Montessori settings. Kids of all ages can spend hours creating or following the pattern cards.
- This challenging set of metal and wood brain teaser puzzles will keep your entire family solving problems!
- Preschoolers may need to search the house for where the adults hid this wooden tetris puzzle…everyone can play!
Preschool Math Games Online
And last but not least are three sites that my kids love!
Each of these sites has a terrific online math curriculum for kids to practice and develop their math skills. Think the “Starfall” for math:
More Preschool Math Ideas
Here at Kids Activities Blog we are all about fun and math! Here are a few other preschool math ideas you can try — remember that any math activity can be adapted for the level of your preschool age child:
- Check out this list of our top math games for kids
- These math activities for preschoolers will have kids giggling through learning
- Does your preschooler recognize math words?
- We love when art and math collide! Check out this awesome preschool shape art.
- Here is a big selection of super math games!
- Make a math paper fortune teller.
- Baby Shark preschool math worksheets you can download and print.
- Printable preschool math puzzles and games.
- Best math apps for kids.
- Money math worksheets for kids of all ages…preschoolers need to learn about money too!
- Math puzzles you can make
- Preschool math with dominos game…so fun!
- Easy origami dog that teaches a math lesson for preschoolers.
What fun preschool math activity are you doing today? If you wish you could visit the Museum of Mathematics today but can’t, check out these virtual museum tours you can take right now!