Make a DIY mirror box for exploring with shapes and symmetrical pattern-making in a creative maths activity!
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Turn a large cardboard box into a giant abacus for some fun counting and addition games with kids! Kinaesthetic learning and fun, with some motor skills mixed into the play too.We had a huge cardboard box in our house for a couple of months which we used
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Set up an open-ended maths activity for kids using counting manipulatives, play dough and a dice, in a dip tray! With opportunities to practise counting, 1:1 correspondence, matching amounts to numerals and simple addition and subtraction games, this can be adapted for all ages and stages of mathematical development (and is plenty of great fun!)
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Set up a fun playful maths activity using spaghetti stuck into play dough and a box of colourful threading beads! Fantastic for developing fine motor skills, practising counting, recognising numerals and making simple patterns in a hands-on, open-ended way. Continue reading Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads
Create some simple number pebbles to make a lovely, natural play resource to add to the counting and maths manipulatives at home or school. Perfect for counting, ordering, addition and subtraction activities, as well as being freely available and encouraging play with a range of natural objects.
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