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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 1: 1, 2, 3
    a number to an object counting each item only once As young children learn to connect a number with the quantity they count they prepare to add and subtract with meaning Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will be counting orally from 1 to 20 and backward from 10 to 0 Activity Roll A Die Roll a die and help your child know what number is represented on the die Together find items in your home that are that exact quantity For example if you roll a one you can point out your one table or one stove If you roll a two point out two sinks or two windows and so on Take turns rolling the die finding items and counting each one as you point them out Materials One die More Ideas Gather items that you can stack such as books blocks and cans Roll a die and help your child stack that number of items Count together as each new item is added To challenge your child have him her count the total number of items after each turn Count steps or stairs as you walk Count the number of spoons when you set the table Tips If your child can count items to six add another die Make a die using numbers instead of dots Write the numbers on a sticker or tape and cover the dots on the die Make unconventional arrangements of numbers of dots or objects so children learn that the number refers to the value and not just the arrangement of dots Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me Forgot login Search Language English Español Numbers Shapes All Activities Activity 1 1

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 2: Everybody Counts
    up to ten They will also be comparing two groups of objects to determine which groups have the same fewer or more Activity More or Less Use pieces of paper or index cards to have your child create matching cards There should be two cards with one item glued on each two cards with two items glued on each two cards with three items glued on each two cards with four items glued on each and two cards with five items glued on each Once the cards are created ask your child to Tell how many items are on a card Choose a card and find one that has more Choose a card and find one that has fewer Match cards with the same number of items Put the cards in order from more to fewer and from fewer to more Materials Items to glue or place onto pieces of paper such as bottle lids bread bag fasteners stickers small scraps of paper yarn bits or make fingerprints 10 pieces of paper or index cards to glue the items onto Glue More Ideas Have your child count how many plates are on the table to find out how many forks are needed Have your child share a snack so that everyone has the same amount Tips If your child cannot correctly count the number of items needed for a card help by drawing dots on the card and having him her glue one item on each dot If your child can create and match the cards gradually increase the numbers on the cards If your child recognizes numbers write the number on the card and have him her put the correct number of items on the card Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 3: Where Does It Go?
    then use these attributes to sort objects into groups based on similarities or differences and to describe the reason for sorting Children begin sorting by only one attribute such as color size or use As children learn to describe their own sorting decisions they realize that there are many right ways to solve a problem Kindergarten Connection While your child may now be sorting by only one attribute in kindergarten they will be sorting objects using multiple attributes Preschoolers can sort dinosaurs by the length of their tails long short In kindergarten they may sort dinosaurs by the length of their tails and their color green long tails green short tails orange long tails orange short tails Activity Where Does It Go Use this activity after a trip to the grocery store After a trip to the grocery store have your child help sort items by where they go pantry refrigerator freezer cupboards drawers bathroom or other areas Ask your child to explain why items were sorted into each group Materials Groceries More Ideas Sort laundry together Put silverware away Sort toys Sort coins Tips If your child is sorting items in a way that you do not understand have him her explain the reason for example I put the dish soap in the bathroom because soap goes in the bathroom If sorting items by where they go is overwhelming sort by food items or non food items or by containers such as boxes cans bottles and bags Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me Forgot login Search Language English Español Numbers Shapes All Activities Activity 1 1 2 3 Activity 2 Everybody Counts Activity 3 Where Does It

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 4: The Shape of Things
    shapes children learn about these characteristics such as angles size number of sides and movement roll slide or stack This skill not only improves their understanding of geometry around them but also establishes a basis for further learning of measurement concepts related to perimeter and area Kindergarten Connection If children do not have an understanding of the physical characteristics of shapes they may have a hard time relating a solid shape to a drawing of that shape Becoming familiar with the characteristics of various shapes will help children understand the properties of the shapes In kindergarten they will name and draw shapes and later in school work more with shapes Activity Shape Sculptures Show your child the materials and ask what he she would like to build Have him her insert sticks into play dough and connect several segments to build objects Ask your child to describe the shapes he she has made The purpose of this activity is for children to explore shapes not focus on specific geometric shapes Materials Sticks such as flat toothpicks pretzel sticks dry spaghetti drinking straws Small balls of play dough marshmallows or raisins More Ideas Make shapes with a theme animals furniture toys Break the sticks into different sizes Use wire as a building material Make a drawing of the sculptures Have your child use his her body to form the shape of the sculpture Tips If your child only makes one shape consider playing along by starting a different type of sculpture then asking your child to help finish it If your child wants to keep the sculpture forever consider taking a photograph It is typical for your child to want to sample the materials Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 5: What's the Pattern?
    As children learn to see and make patterns they begin to build a base for further understanding of repeatedly adding the same numbers multiples and multiplication Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will create copy and look at patterns to decide what comes next Activity Pattern Hunt Go on a pattern hunt around your house Look for patterns in upholstery fabric flooring windows wallpaper curtains bricks blinds tile and light fixtures Describe a few of the patterns for your child and make sure he she sees the pattern Now ask your child to find and describe different patterns More Ideas Create your own patterns using movement hop hop stop or sound clap click clap click Explore patterns in nature such as pinecones flowers shells and leaves When stopped at a traffic light have your child guess what color the light will change to next Point out the consistency in your child s bedtime routine by saying Have you noticed that you always take a bath put on your pajamas have a snack and then brush your teeth That is a pattern Point out routines related to preparing food doing chores or driving to familiar places Tips If your child has difficulty identifying a pattern make the experience multi sensory Have your child add a physical movement as you name it and point to the elements in the pattern that he she sees For a green and white pattern in tile your child might jump when you say green and sit when you say white Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me Forgot login Search Language English Español Numbers Shapes All Activities Activity 1 1 2 3 Activity 2 Everybody Counts

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Numbers & Shapes Extra Activities
    puzzles will help your child develop the ability to see how concrete things fit together In kindergarten children will visualize and then describe how things fit together using words such as on over under above Time Book It s About Time by Stuart J Murphy A twenty four hour day is full of things to do This book is an easy introduction to the skill of telling time Use a watch or count slowly as your child completes different activities such as running races cleaning up or getting dressed Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten your child will begin using clocks and calendars to measure time How Tall Am I Book The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss Despite everyone s dire predictions a little boy has faith in the carrot seed he plants Have your child stand against a wall while you mark how tall he she is Assist your child in measuring from the floor to the mark Label the mark with the date name measurement and age of your child If you do not want to write on the wall you can use a piece of paper or a growth chart that has been fastened to the wall Kindergarten Connection Children will use appropriate techniques and tools for measuring objects in school Who has More Book More Bugs Less Bugs by Don L Curry Johanna Kaufman Simple text and photographs present the adding and subtracting of a variety of bugs To help your child organize data objects in order to draw conclusions have your child collect your family s shoes and sort them by owner Guide your child to determine who has the most least or biggest smallest shoes You can also sort them by color type and size and have him her make comparisons Kindergarten Connection Kindergarten children collect

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 1: My Little Muscles
    want to consider some objects that you might mold Look at pictures in books and magazines pictures on your wall household items or pets Ask your child what he she would like to make and guide him her by asking questions such as What part do you want to make first How much of your dough will you need to make that How can you make it that shape Prepare the play dough with your child or use store bought play dough If using the recipe make sure that the play dough has cooled completely before having your child handle it Play dough recipe 1 cup flour ½ cup salt 1 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1½ teaspoons cream of tartar Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until the mixture rolls into a ball Remove from the saucepan and knead for a few minutes and it is ready To make different colors simply stir in a few drops of food coloring or dry Kool Aid mix before placing the mixture on the stove Store the play dough in an airtight container or plastic bag More Ideas You can also use other materials to create parts of the objects buttons for eyes paper clips for arms Teach your child how to pinch the dough to make indentations roll the dough to make vines and pinch off pieces and roll to make small balls Use household items such as a pencil spoon or fork to mark the dough Encourage your child to use pencils crayons scissors connecting blocks peg boards zippers buttons and stickers to help develop and strengthen his her fine motor small muscle skills Tips Your child may not want to make a specific object but may simply enjoy using the tools to experiment If this

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 2: My Big Muscles
    activity will develop habits that lead to better physical health Kindergarten Connection Children will be involved in recess and in organized physical education activities where they will learn basic skills such as hopping twirling kicking throwing catching skipping and dancing Activity Obstacle Course Select an area with your child to create an obstacle course Help your child plan a safe path and select obstacles Have your child decide how he she would like to move walk crawl jump run roll gallop hop spin through the course For example I will climb over the swing and then hop to the slide I will climb up the ladder and slide down the slide Materials Park playground or yard Objects that can be used to move over under or around More Ideas Let your child invite someone to complete the course with him her Time how long it takes your child to complete the course Run the course in reverse Tips If the weather is bad or you do not have an outdoor area to play build the obstacle course indoors I will climb over the chair and then hop to the table I will walk around the table and crawl to the sofa It is typical for children to overestimate their abilities Your child may want to do something that is beyond his her abilities I am going to cross the monkey bars by myself Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me Forgot login Search Language English Español Health Safety All Activities Activity 1 My Little Muscles Activity 2 My Big Muscles Activity 3 I Can Do It Myself Activity 4 You Are What You Eat Activity 5 Just In Case

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