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Hands on, active and playful ideas for learning early maths concepts! From a weekly series with Learn with Play at Home!

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Feed the hungry shape monsters game!

Feed the Hungry Shape Monsters Sorting Game - The Imagination Tree

Feed the hungry shape monsters game!

DIY Place Value Cups

DIY Place Value Cups - The Imagination Tree

Make some super simple DIY place value cups for an awesome maths tool for teaching and learning about place value! Adaptable for kids aged 5 to 11 with plenty of hands on learning involved, it’s sure to appeal to a wide range of learning styles too. We have begun making lots of KS1 (ages 5-7)...Read More »

This fun free printable bingo colors game template for kids is the perfect way to work on colors for toddlers and preschoolers. This color match game can be used in so many different ways and is so versatile! via @funwithmama

Printable Bingo Colors

This fun free printable bingo colors game template for kids is the perfect way to work on colors for toddlers and preschoolers. This color match game can be used in so many different ways and is so versatile! via @funwithmama

Beans and flower pots counting activity

Beans and Flower Pots Counting Activity - The Imagination Tree

Have fun playing this beans and flower pots counting activity using the simplest of materials! Playful, hands-on maths game for preschoolers and school age

Making number bonds to 10 with two colours of flowers

Number Bonds to 10 with Flowers - The Imagination Tree

Making number bonds to 10 with two colours of flowers

Beans and flower pots counting activity

Beans and Flower Pots Counting Activity - The Imagination Tree

Have fun playing this beans and flower pots counting activity using the simplest of materials! Playful, hands-on maths game for preschoolers and school age

Number Writing Activity-Salt Tray Game.  What a fun way for kids to learn numbers and their value!

Number Writing Activity. Salt Tray Game.

Follow us on Pinterest This quick and easy to set up activity uses a few basic materials and is fabulous for practicing number writing, counting, subitising and more. It can be a great independent activity that promotes self checking and self correction. Ages: 3+ (Maddie was 4 here. See the bottom for Handy Tips to simplify or extend to meet your child's needs) Materials: Table Salt, Dish, Cardboard squares, marker, paintbrush On one side of each card, write a number and on the other side…

Cardboard tube shape printers for toddler art

Printing with Cardboard Shape Tubes - The Imagination Tree

Make your own shape printers using folded cardboard tubes, for easy grip and playful maths learning for toddlers and preschoolers! Simple toddler play fun!

Learn with Play at home: Exploring teen numbers. Open-ended, hands-on maths for kids.

Exploring teen numbers. Open-ended, hands-on maths for kids.

Today's activity is part of an ongoing series, Exploring Reggio. Our co-creators for the series are, The Imagination Tree, An Everyday Story, One Perfect Day, Twodaloo and Racheous- Lovable Learning. EDIT: See the bottom of the post to download our free printable MAB Teen Number Cards. One of the areas that my daughter (almost 5y/o) still gets a little confused with from time to time is the teen numbers. This is an area, in fact, that tends to confuse a lot of children and it is important…

DIY Dinosaur Bones Maths Game Activity!

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game - The Imagination Tree

Create some DIY dinosaur bones for using in sensory play activities and learning about maths at the same time! Lots of different ways to play and learn!

Learn with Play at home: Counting and Number Recognition Sticky Wall Activity

Counting and Number Recognition Sticky Wall Activity

Follow us on Pinterest This tactile and quick set up activity is fabulous for practicing number recognition, counting and one-to-to correspondence. We used it to help consolidate our knowledge of teen numbers but you can adjust to suit whichever numbers you are working on. Ages: 2+ (Maddie was 4 here. See the bottom for Handy Tips to simplify or extend to meet your child's needs) Materials: Coloured paper (we used coloured circles but whatever shape is fine) Contact paper (aka. sticky back…

Building shapes with color coded popsicle sticks. Simple way to keep supplies organized and help kids work independently. {A, Bee, C, Preschool}

Building shapes with color coded popsicle sticks. Simple way to keep supplies organized and help kids work independently. {A, Bee, C, Preschool}