Make learning math FUN with this Pom-pom Ice Cream Scoop Math Activity! It’s quick and easy to set-up and you’ll only need 4 supplies!
Math can be tricky to learn. Preschoolers don’t always seem to be thrilled when seeing bland math problems on a piece of paper. Who does, right?! My almost 5 year is currently learning numbers, addition and subtraction and we do math quite often in our house. I know she’s a visual learner, like most kids, which means whenever we’re learning numbers and math problems I need to write out the sums, counts and totals. In this activity we’re using pom-poms, which are fun, fluffy and colorful. My daughter loved it!
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Materials for Pom-pom Ice Cream Scoop Math:
Using your best drawing abilities draw about 5 cones at the bottom of the cardstock paper with a light brown permanent marker You can make as many cones as you want math problems. Next, using a different colored permanent marker write a math problem on each cone.
What is my child learning and improving during Pom-pom Ice Cream Scoop Math activity?
- Math & Numbers (familiarizing with numbers, visually seeing them in math problems, solving math problems, seeing the total of pom-poms)
- Cognitive skills (thinking, analyzing the math problems, counting)
- Fine motor (glueing the pom-poms over the ice cream cone)
TIP- you can also help your child learn colors by naming each color of pom-pom they’re glueing on!
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