Shape, space and measure
5 May 2016Add to My Folder
Tried and tested ideas corresponding to the EYFS learning objectives as set out under ‘A Unique Child – Mathematics: shape, space and measure’.
These are all designed as ways of integrating maths into everyday activities. All proven to be lots of fun!
- Paper Plate Clock Activities
- Shape Hunt
- Create a Measuring Table
- Drama Games
- Shape Monsters, Aliens and Robots
- Measuring and Weighing Activities
Paper Plate Clock Activities
Learning objective: Uses everyday language related to time.You will need:
- Paper plates
- Split pins
- Number stickers or printed numbers
- Help children fix numbers around their plate to form a clock face, starting with the 12, 3, 6 and 9 – no need to be too fussy though. You could use our “Funky numbers” for this:
- Have minute and second hands pre-cut from contrasting coloured card. Use a split pin to secure hands in place.
- Add some simple decoration
- Showing children how to set the hands on their clocks to match the times of various activities during the day such as: snack time, outside playtime and hometime.
- Learning ‘o’clock’ times.
- Letting children play with their clocks during circle-time rhyme times, using songs such as; Hickory, Dickory, Dock, or the following action-rhyme favourite, which is also a lovely one to use as a daily end-of-session rhyme.
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