Preschool Math Activities and a Tortoise Shell

Preschool Math on a Tortoise Shell - Mud Hut Mama

Since we’ve been having so much fun studying terrapins and tortoises, I thought I would try to incorporate that into another aspect of our homeschool. I decided to have the girls make turtle shells while doing some preschool math activities. The shell is made out of two pieces of cardboard cut from an old cereal box. We also used construction paper, scissors, a glue stick, a marker, a hole punch and some yarn. We used the front of the shell to practice number recognition. For Kooks I wrote the numbers 1-10 on strips of paper and for Boo 11-20. The girls used their number cards to help figure out where the numbers would go on their shell. The numbers that didn’t fit on the front […] Read more »

Run to the Shape

Run to the Shape

We have a deck in front of our house where the littles often play, “Run to the Hot! Run to the Shade!” The title pretty much explains the game. The girls stand in the shaded portion of the deck and yell, “run to the hot!” Then they run to the sunny portion of the deck. Immediately they shout, “run to the shade!” and they run back to the shaded portion of the deck. It’s a really simple game that they made up themselves but they love it. This game and a recent post from Teach Preschool about a game where kids run to a color in a taped out square made me think the girls would enjoy a running game to practice what they have […] Read more »