Math Caterpillar Craft (from a recycled egg carton!)
Caterpillar math activity:
- Count out craft pom poms, encouraging 1:1 correspondence. Counting items is an important preschool math concept that is used in addition and subtraction in later grades. My first grader often uses counting manipulates as a technique for adding multiple digit addition/subtraction problems and counting too quickly can lead to errors.
- Use the pom poms to feed the caterpillar. Sort them into piles by color and patterns and make the caterpillar eat the pom poms by pushing them under the head. Write out the math subtraction problems.
This post is part of the natural parenting and earth month series at Allternative Learning.