We did some fun counting, but not just counting, counting with robots!
Learning while playing is the best way to learn, and that is exactly what this activity is about. My 4 year old boy took out the robot toys and used one robot to count a number line. We used our upcycled spool chalk table to write a number line. The robot then counted while moving forwards and backwards.
Then, I drew six circles(because we have six robots) and played that the robots were put into jail. The number one ‘jail’ has only place for one robot, the number two ‘jail’, two robots and so forth. The jail idea was purely my 4 year olds idea, lol!
My boy had to recognize the number and add the corresponding number of robots in the circle jail. Language development took place incidentally while using mathematical vocabulary like: “more”, “less”, “take away”, “altogether” etc.
A simple number activity but done in a playful manner. The best way to learn, while playing!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Name Puzzle Robot // Still Playing School
Robot Coloring Matching Clip Cards // Modern Preschool
Robot Sensory Writing Tray // Fun-A-Day!
Beginning Blends Robot Puzzles // Mom Inspired Life
Robot Preposition Posters // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Free Robot Bingo // Powerful Mothering
Robot Sums of Ten Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Robot Subtraction Cards // The STEM Laboratory
Robot Coverall Game // Recipe for Teaching
Robot CVC Word Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Robot Reading Buddy // Play and Learn Every Day
Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles // Letters of Literacy
Robot Digraph Scratch // Adventures and Play
Robot Rhyming Mats // Fairy Poppins
Robot Addition Cards // Playdough to Plato
Robot Pattern Task Box Activities // My Creative Inclusion
Robot Beginning Sound Match // Sara J. Creations