Using Venn Diagrams with books allows children to make comparisions between story characters, or between the book and film versions of the same story.
Venn diagrams are a fantastic & easy way to help children visually group items/concepts according to characteristics.
A simple, effective and fun multiplication dice game for children learning their times tables. Also reinforces addition skills. Few materials needed.
This activity, based on Roald Dahl’s book George’s Marvellous Medicine, encourages children to classify objects & round up prices to the nearest dollar.
Making maths meaningful and fun can be as simple as heading outside with a measuring tape and chalk.
If you’re looking for a new maths game to play with your children, try Aunt Lou’s Cockatoo Board Game which you can print for FREE.
When it comes to teaching children to read, we need to think of reading outside the book.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE books … especially really well crafted children’s books. In fact, I cherish going to the library in the hope that I’ll find another treasure to devour with my boys. When the boys grow older and are no longer drawn to picture books, I’m sure you’ll still find me lurking in the children’s book section! What can I say, I love picture books!
However, reading is more than ‘books’ alone.
Here are some extension activities for Fly … as in Fly from the story “It’s A Bad Day To Be A Fly!”
These extenstion activites have been designed to help your child gain the most out of his/her reading experience with this story. The extension activities include art, maths and language experiences and provide plenty of variety for hours of enjoyment.
Measure That Treasure is a treasure hunt game in which children need to locate and measure different items within the environment.
The objective is to locate, measure and record one item for each measurement on the Measure That Treasure Record Sheet, which you’re welcome to download.
The Twelve Up Dice Game is a game for children, and adults, which is heaps of fun to play. It focuses strongly on addition and is a wonderful way to strengthen maths skills. We love playing this game. In fact, I can’t tell you how many times we’ve played it because we’ve played so frequently. Enough rambling! Here’s how to play …
Race Track Additions is a non-competitive game which is easy to set up and is great for encouraging children to use addition.
It uses materials you have at home, is inexpensive and a fun way to engage children in maths! What more could we ask for? Enjoy!
“How Many Eggs?” is a dice game based on the story, “Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake”.
In the story, Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake, Sneaky Snake slithers into the hen house at night and gobbles eggs silently.
The next day, the hens lay more eggs.
This is an arrangement Sneaky Snake is happy with however the hens are of a different opinion and take matters into their own hands … I mean … becks!
Anyway, back to the game … this dice game reinforces the maths skills of addition and subtraction.
Games are a great way to learn maths which is why we created the Sneaky Snake Dice Game.
The Sneaky Snake Dice Game is based on the story, Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake and is designed to encourage children to have fun while adding numbers.