Centers

Use manipulatives to make patterns.

Glue or stamp pennies in a coin counting booklet. 
Use stamper markers or glue on packing
peanuts to practice counting skills.


Make math counting centers to supplement
themes such as frogs on dotted lily pads.

Place seeds on felt watermelons (in the
background) and put "uglies" on umbrellas (for letter U) to practice
counting. 
Use
pattern blocks to form pictures. 
Play this
RollaSnowman game. It might
be a good idea to begin with a dotted 3 circle snowman template in
case the students rolls a 1, 5 or 6 before he rolls the 2 for the
snowman's head. 
Play Concentration by matching times on
digital and analog clocks. 
Cut foam into "french fries" and have
students place a specified number of fries into each fry container. 
Using the overhead projector, students can combine shapes to make
pictures or count out sets and place a numeral next to the set. 
Rubber snakes were placed on this
addition math mat to help solve a problem. Any other water animal
could have been used (frogs, ducks, goldfish crackers, etc.) The
addition mat could be changed for each theme, such as a barnyard for
farms or zoo cages for zoos. 
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