# How Many Boats? Fun Montessori Math Number Activities For Preschoolers Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)

Number activities for preschoolers can be more fun and exciting when done with theme kids love. This Mayflower boat activity is a Montessori Math activity that kids will love.

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When we talk about maths and link it to children, I know many of us think of something difficult, complex, and sometimes problematic. Children have to stop approaching maths with fear or feeling that they can’t learn. It depends on us that children develop their skills and logical thinking.

Maths is part of our daily life. That is to say that children will always be in contact with them consciously or unconsciously. Through stimulation, boys and girls will get the necessary skills to understand this science’s abstract concepts.

The faster we start stimulating children, the better. At this age, children are willing to learn everything we want to teach them. That will bring benefits such as analytical thinking, development of logical thinking, research, wisdom, and develops thinking.

Some games and didactic activities can be carried out to allow children to learn being protagonists of their learning process, as proposed by the Montessori learning method. Children can see and feel abstract concepts and, in this way, turn them into concrete concepts. The activities carried out, taking into account the Montessori learning method, allow the child to identify differences between quantities and numbers.

## THEME: NUMBER ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?

Topic: Number and quantity

Age: 4-6 years old children

Goal: Develop children’s skills to link numbers and quantities.

Difficulty level: Average. This number activities for preschoolers boat craft is meant to be done autonomously by following instructions.

Skills:

• Logical thinking
• Number and quantity ratio
• Following instructions
• Concentration

MATERIALS

• Carboard
• Markers
• Cotton balls
• Scissors
• pencil

## ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT

Step 1:

Cut the cardboard horizontally into two pieces.

Step 2:

Write the number and, next to it, draw some boats.

Step 3:

Place the cotton in each boat according to the number.

## ACTIVITY RESULT

Quantity and number ratio. Fun number activities for preschoolers.

## FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS

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## HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS NUMBER ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?

CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD

You can do this number activity with younger children. Usually, to lower the difficulty level and consider children’s ability, we can combine quantities and numbers with the same color. This way, children can place cotton into the boats according to the indications.

CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6

To do this thanksgiving number activity with older children, it is necessary to increase the difficulty level. At six, they can start doing maths so that they can first do a mathematical operation (addition or subtraction), and the result will be the cotton quantity to put into the boats.

## VIDEO DESCRIPTION – HOW MANY BOATS ARE THERE? NUMBER ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

This number activity video will see a step-by-step of the “HOW MANY BOATS ARE THERE?” activity. This fun activity was designed for 4-6 years old children. Here they will put cotton balls over some boats. Children will develop skills such as logical thinking, number and quantity ratio, following instructions, and concentration with this activity. They will need cardboard, markers, scissors,pencil and cotton balls.

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