[Jack and Sarah use these activities during our Self-directed Explorations time. You can read more about that here.]
On the shelves this week is a simple maths explorations using glass gems and bead chains. This one is intended for Sarah (4.5 yrs). Here she can play around with numbers; count them out one-by-one with glass beads into the Ten Frame, match the numeral to the beads, arrange the beads in ascending or descending order and skip count by twos.
The wooden numerals and glass gems came from the craft section of a discount store. I made the bead chains using bead wire which I simply looped over at the ends.
And here’s a simple Ten Frame that you can print and laminate, if you like.
There’s lots of scope for learning with these simple materials. What’s happening in your homeschool this week?