Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This picture shows our Pizza with 100 toppings and our Bubble Gum ball machine.
Although this looks hard to make, I put it together in a matter of minutes. I cut the shapes out using poster board and the pizza toppings were made by folding construction paper several times, drawing freehand little mushrooms, pepper circles, pepperoni circles, cheese strips and black circles for olives. I used a hole punch to make the holes in the olives. It really didn't take long at all.
We counted by tens to make two groups of each topping. We did the same for the Bubble Gum Machine.
Next, we used poster paper to make counting mats. We cut little white circles and labled each one with the number ten.
We put out ten paper plates full of small goodies and let each child take a baggy to collect ten of each item. The children then placed each group of ten on their counting mats. When 10 groups were filled, they counted by ten to check to make sure they had 100 treats. Afterwards, each child filled their baggy with 10 different types of treats to take home and share with their families.
They loved this activity. I thought I would need a lot of treats for this acticity, but I ended up with a lot of leftovers.
We next cut neon paper lengthwise into 1" wide strips. The children drew 10 shapes on each strip and glued them to their headbands. Everyone counted by tens to make certain that our hats had 100 shapes total. I loved how this activity brought all we have been learning about numbers together for them.