Easter Maths Fun

Easter Maths Fun

Continuing from my last post, we’ve had some Maths fun with a bit of an ‘Easter’ theme. I couldn’t resist sharing some images…
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Counting

Simple counting with eggs & egg-shaped glass pebbles…

Easter counting - from Rachel (",)

Easter counting - from Rachel (",)

Easter counting - from Rachel (",)

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Pattern Work

The children love working on the floor, and so I lay a large piece of black felt on the carpet, to define an area for them to work in. On this, I placed bowls of coloured glass nuggets, stones, coloured discs & numbers along with some laminated egg shapes. Decorating eggs... from Rachel (",)This provided the opportunity for simple counting activities…

Decorating eggs... from Rachel (",)

… and lots of pattern work…

Decorating eggs... from Rachel (",)

Decorating eggs... from Rachel (",)

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Number Bonds

We worked on these together as the children wouldn’t choose to do this independently. I like to find lots of practical ways to do this with them.

Easter number bonds from Rachel (",)

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Dice Game

The children threw the dice & then placed the correct amount of glass nuggets on the egg shape. One little boy chose to throw the spotted dice, find the correct number on the numbered dice & then count out the correct amount of nuggets…

Easter egg dice game - from Rachel (",)

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Simple repeating patterns

A directed activity, but the children enjoyed working out which would come next…

Repeating patterns from Rachel (",)

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Mark Making

I ‘caught’ one little boy having a go at number writing on the chalkboard with the egg chalks…

Mark making with chalk - from Rachel (",)

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Patterns on a mirror

We had a combination of methodical pattern making & ‘let’s-get-it-all-on-there’, when it came to using the loose parts with a mirror…

A difference in approach to pattern making on the mirror! - from Rachel (",)

All good fun! 😉

Thanks for reading.

Rachel (“,)

'Easter' Maths - from Rachel (",)

After a while, I moved this activity to a smaller area…

4 Comments

  1. Hi , absolutely loving this website . Where did you get your wooden sectioned trays from? they are much more practical than having 7 separate pots of pebbles.

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    • Thanks Kay!
      My wooden bowls are from a mixture of charity shops, eBay or older relatives. I’m a bit obsessed with them & have lots!

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  2. I love all your glass beads/nuggets. Wondering if you buy them locally or use a website…I am “building” a classroom for my twin 2 year olds and would love more manipulatives…they love the blue glass beads we have and I would love to have all the colors of the rainbow.

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    • Hi Zin. I love them too! I’ve either bought them from eBay or from various online stores. There are lots available. Not cheap anymore though 🙁

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