Washing line maths
13 February 2017Add to My Folder
Adapted from original article published 26 September 2007
Hang a washing line in your classroom or Early Years setting for a range of counting activities.
– Shape, space and measures
What you need
Approximately 2m of washing line hung across the room, within reach of children; coloured pegs; pairs of coloured and patterned socks.
What to do
Invite the children to peg the socks on the line in matching pairs. Can they use pegs of the same colour for each pair of socks? Who can hang their pairs of socks on the line first?
Challenge the children to make a repeating pattern with the sock colours.
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