Hands On Winter Math Lesson

      Today is all about movement. The week after Christmas break I have plan more fun and hands on activities to help kiddos with the transition back to school. Here is one of the activities we did during math centers....

        To prep for the activity I copied and laminated white snowflakes in two different sizes. We started by reading a poem about snowflakes and how they build up in numbers. Next, I climbed on the table and tossed the snowflakes up into the air. Don't worry- I told the kiddos never to climb on the table! 😃


Engage students back in to learning after school breaks with this hands on, engaging math lesson. Sensory movement is embedded, so it is sure to keep your students' attention.

Students had to catch as many snowflakes as they could. Afterwards students came up to the table one by one and counted out how many s/he was able to catch. 

Engage students back in to learning after school breaks with this hands on, engaging math lesson. Sensory movement is embedded, so it is sure to keep your students' attention.

Then we graphed the number.....

Engage students back in to learning after school breaks with this hands on, engaging math lesson. Sensory movement is embedded, so it is sure to keep your students' attention.

We ended the activity by discussing who caught the most, least, etc. The kiddos liked it so much they asked to do it again!
      

      This fun and active math activity covered the following skills:


       1. Counting: snowflakes, graph squares

       2. Graphing: parts of a graph, making and reading a graph


       3. Attending: to the activity and to peers as they took their turns

       4. Motor skills: visually following the falling snowflakes & gathering the
                                 snowflakes

      5. One to one correspondence: counting up the snowflakes and the graphing
                                 squares

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