Rainbow Marshmallow and Toothpick Structures

Create some beautiful rainbow marshmallow and toothpick structures in this gorgeous, mathematical invitation to play for kids! Great for problem solving and developing maths and construction skills, this is a great boredom-busting activity that’s sure to appeal to all ages.

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Toddler Pattern Sort and Drop Game

DIY pattern sort and drop fine motor game for toddlers

Make a toddler motor skills activity using pattern cards to sort and drop! Early maths and fine motor skills in an easy, DIY game using recycled materials.

DIY pattern sort and drop fine motor game for toddlers

I covered three, empty plastic food containers with white paper

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Salt Tray and Gem Pattern Making

Enjoy some playful maths activities with this salt tray and gem pattern making provocation! So simple and low cost, with plenty of opportunities for extending the learning and being creative too!

Invitation to make patterns in a salt tray

I set out an Invitation to Play and create with two

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Printing with Cardboard Shape Tubes

Make your own shape printers using folded cardboard tubes, for easy grip and playful maths learning for toddlers and preschoolers! The resulting art work also looks lovely when turned into wrapping paper, wall art or cut to make further collage pictures.

Cardboard tube shape printers for toddler art

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Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Maths investigation area

Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials.

Maths investigation area

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