Make math exciting and fun to learn for kids by giving them new activities to do. I have great spring math activities for preschoolers that will make learning fun for them. Check out below for the instructions on how to do the “putting the birds in the nest” Montessori math activity.
When we talk about mathematics, we immediately think about numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, but mathematics includes much more than that; they are part of everyday life. When children are taught different notions such as up, down, outside, inside, and colors or geometric figures, mathematical thinking is being enhanced.
Between two to six, children begin to develop their first notions from their own body, creating an image of themselves. Please remember that when children are born, they are not aware of their bodies’ existence. Over time they begin to develop the concept of space, which is initially only about what you can see. Even if they know their city or country’s name, they will not be aware of it. Children have a concrete mind at this age, so it is difficult for them to understand abstract concepts such as city, country, or neighborhood.
Children are fully capable of assimilating and understanding ideas such as up, down, left, and right at this age. Skills that will allow them to expand their spatial capacity in the future and allow them to relate to other places. Developing these notions in children is achieved only through their own experience when exploring, as proposed by the Montessori learning method.
For children to adequately develop their spatial abilities, they must first be allowed to crawl, sit on the floor, and stand up. It is a new world for them, depending on the point of view they see it.
Another way to stimulate their learning is through games that incorporate concepts like up, down, in, out, right, and left. All this learning is also part of the incredible world of mathematics through fun math activities for preschoolers. From this, children will develop their logical thinking.
THEME: MATH ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: This math activity for preschoolers will allow children to reinforce different concepts about math, such as color and space notions.
Difficulty level: Average. This math activity for preschoolers was designed for children to do autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Color discrimination
- Spatial concepts knowledge
- Following instructions
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- A tree-drawing with some squares drawn on it, each with a color. In the middle of the squares, glue a little square of Velcro.
- Bird drawings with the same colors you paint the squares. Stick or glue the other side of the Velcro to the back of the squares.
- A container to hold the birds.
(ADULT HELP AND SUPERVISION)
Take a bird from the container.
Put the birds inside the squares, according to the color.
Activity to arrange birds in their nest
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Together with fun math activities for preschoolers, give kids some fun math worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print the worksheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS MATH ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This math activity for preschoolers can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, it is unnecessary to change materials. However, children will not follow a pattern and can place the birds freely into the squares. This way, they will carry out a bird activity according to their development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This math spring activity for preschoolers can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level of it, children must place the birds into the squares following instructions written in each square (up, down, right, left, middle).
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – MATH ACTIVITY FOR PRESCHOOLERS: PUT THE BIRDS IN THEIR NEST
In this math activity for preschoolers video, you will find a detailed description of the “FEEDING THE BIRD” activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here, children must arrange birds in their nest following some instructions.
This activity will allow children to develop color discrimination, resemblance, spatial concepts knowledge, following instructions, accuracy in hand and finger movements, focus, and eye-hand coordination.
The materials they will use are tree-drawing with some squares drawn on it, each with a color, small squares of Velcro, some bird drawings with the same colors you paint the squares, and a container to hold the birds.
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