Developmentally appropriate Winter math centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate one-to-one Correspondence and Counting centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: How many Marshmallows in the Cocoa?
This beginning level starts us off with simple and concrete numeral recognition and counting 1-10. Students will fill Hot Cocoa ‘cups’ with marshmallows according to the number on the front of the cup. This center allows the students to work and count slowly using tweezers for added challenge and fine motor development.
Level 2: Snowman Count & Match
This center activity builds on the first by moving from concrete into pictorial. This time, there are number cards and cards with pictures of snowmen to match! Just match the quantity to the numbers! I recommend printing out a set for each child in your small groups so they can work independently with teacher guidance.
Level 3: Snowflake Count & Link!
This activity builds on the first two. This activity I a combination of a pictorial and concrete activity. Adding links brings in some great fine motor work as well. This activity requires a bit of higher level thinking as students look at the number, choose the amount of snowflakes they will need and then link them to the cloud. I chose this as a third level activity because it works best when done independently or in pairs.
Find the Center activity that works best for your students.
Winter is coming and it is...FUN!
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