Cotton wings is a math Thanksgiving kids activity to help kids 4-6 years old to understand numbers and quantity.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
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Children learn through their senses and interacting with the world. Their initial learning must be based on real and concrete concepts and then move on to the abstract. When boys and girls master the activities using the Montessori method, it will become easier for them to face new challenges.
We must stop abstractly teaching children math; otherwise, teaching mathematical concepts in this way can have negative consequences on learning. I know we seek the best for our children. We want all their learning processes to be meaningful, and they feel capable and motivated to acquire new knowledge.
That is why I am motivated to develop math activities to help children recognize numbers and quantities based on children’s Montessori pedagogical methods.
THEME: NUMBERS AND QUANTITY MONTESSORI KIDS ACTIVITY
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Numbers and quantities ratio
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Kids will learn to link a number with a quantity.
Level: Average. This math numbers and quantity activity was designed to be done self-paced by following some instructions.
- Numbers and quantities ratio
- Fine motor skills
- Following instructions
- A spoon
- Colored cotton
- A Carboard
- A pencil
- Color markers
- A Container
Draw a Thanksgiving turkey in cardboard. In each wing, write a number and the total amount of circles that the number indicates.
Use the paints to Paint the turkey. Paint the wings according to the colors in the cotton.
Put the cotton into the container. Use the spoon to take the colored cotton one by one and place it on the wings, according to the color and quantity indicated.
A thanksgiving turkey with cotton wings sorted by number and quantity
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
We can do this thanksgiving turkey math activity with younger children. If they still cannot place the cotton pieces with the spoon, they can do it with a clamp or their hand. This change is made to modify how they use their motor skills and lower the difficulty of mathematical concepts they will learn. If boys and girls still cannot make a number and quantity ratio, they can follow each wing’s color pattern.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This math activity can be done with older boys and girls. If they already made a quantity and number ratio, they can write the corresponding number on each wing according to the number of pieces of cotton they place. In this way, it will increase the level of difficulty of the activity.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – COTTON WINGS NUMBERS AND QUANTITY
In this numbers and quantity video, you will find the step-by-step of the “COTTON WINGS” numbers and quantity activity.
This turkey math activity was designed for 4-6 years old children. Here they will have to place different colored cotton pieces on the Thanksgiving turkey’s wings with a spoon. This will allow children to develop skills such as color identification, number-quantity ratio, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and pattern tracking.
Materials needed to carry out the numbers and quantity activity are a spoon, colored cotton, colored markers, pencil, paint, a bowl, and cardboard.
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