Monday, February 24, 2014

Montessori Monday: Number Hunt

It's late, I just got back from my writing class, and I am sort of regretting joining Jen's 7x7 blog challenge.  But, it would be lame to wimp out on the first day, and Montessori Tuesday just doesn't have the same ring to it, so here I go...

With all the not-so-lovely weather we've been having, and school being cancelled seemingly every other day, I've been trying to come up with some fun things to do at home.  One afternoon recently, I was contemplating a box of sandpaper numbers that Elijah received from our dear friend Danie, and inspiration struck.

Elijah took the cards from the box one at a time, traced the number with his finger, and placed the card on the dining room table.  Then, I gave him a category, like trains, dinosaurs or balls, and he had to go and find the corresponding number of items. 

He needed some extra help with the bigger numbers, but got the idea pretty quickly.  For number 10, I told him to get ten Reese's Pieces (his favorites - hey Uncle Matt).  Of course, he was itching to eat those, so I let him...after he put all the other items away.  He was happy to oblige, and even happier to enjoy his sweet treat.  This is definitely an activity for the rainy day toolbox.

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