Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Easter Cuisenaire Rod Templates

  

Easter themed math templates for using Cuisenaire Rods
I've been trying to incorporate Cuisenaire Rods more lately. Since we're still in the exploration/familiarization stage with the rods (and probably will be for months, since he's so young), template matching activities seem to work well for us. He enjoys them and they let us have conversations about the rods and how they compare to one another. He also enjoyed the element of counting up each color of rod at the end.




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Thursday, March 18, 2021

St Patrick's Day Preschool Activities

I meant to get everything set up and posted before St. Patrick's Day, but then we visited a friend and got sidetracked. We ended up going a little light on the activities, but here are some pics I got.
Archer's work and his shelf of books.
Cuisenaire Rods are still a big hit. I made him some St Patrick's Day templates and we did it together.


He used some Do a Dot Markers and this rainbow page.
I made him this quick 10s frame activity with some plastic gold coins.
Trying to match the patterns on his magnetic ring matching activity.
Magna-Qubix on the light table.
Rainbow colored pickup sticks and a basket with holes. He had fun both taking the sticks out and putting them in.
This was my first time getting out his Rhyming Puzzle and he did great!




 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

St Patrick's Day Cuisenaire Templates

 

St. Patrick's Day themed printable math templates for using Cuisenaire Rods

I've been trying to incorporate Cuisenaire Rods more lately. Since we're still in the exploration/familiarization stage with the rods (and probably will be for months, since he's so young), template matching activities seem to work well for us. He enjoys them and they let us have conversations about the rods and how they compare to one another. He also enjoyed the element of counting up each color of rod at the end.




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Friday, March 5, 2021

Letter P - Penguins Week

 These are our homeschool preschool activities for the Letter P and Penguins week. Archer was 33 months. You can see our full "curriculum" post here, but we will only use some activities each week. The majority of his time is still unstructured play. 

This was his shelf setup above his desk. I hung some bulletin board letters and his work from the week. The shelf had a letter construction capital and lowercase letters, an Alphabet ReaderMeet the Phonics Letter Reader, a peg letter and a wooden letter train car.

There were his shelves for the week. I used Magnatiles to make a P on his white board and added some magnetic letters and fridge phonics. On top I have his Alphabet Soup Can and his preschool basket.

Shelves on the left had Little Cooperation, Penguins on Ice, a car track and Tobbles. Shelves on the right had some Hot Dots, Magna Quibix, activity rings, a penguins Toob, an alphabet fishing game and a basket of cars.
Letter maze (free to print here).
Tracing cards and line tracing (free to print here).
Playdough with cookie cutters and a  letter stamper (similar to these) and see and stamps. He also used the penguins Toob to make little footprints in the dough. I got out his  alphabet dough mat, but he didn't feel like doing it.
Building a P with Cuisenaire Rods (template here)
Penguin size sorting (free to print here).
Penguin lacing (free to print here).
Tracing the letters in his dry erase coloring book.
Tracing sand paper letters and then writing them himself. He really likes this box, usually wanting to write the numbers from 1-20 (DIY tutorial here)
Letter P puzzles.
This week he rediscovered his base ten blocks (they live on a high shelf and he forgot about them). He enjoyed making some numbers.
We tried out some Hot Dots. They were not really his favorite thing. I think maybe I need to give him a more challenging book.
Alphabet fishing game, although, he prefers putting them inside and using the magnetic "cat" to get them out.
Magnetic vehicles
Magnetic Tile building
Playing some Osmo Letters

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