Bring some winter fun into your home while your child practices their number matching skills with this adorable snowman math game. Making the game is simple, and it’s great for ongoing number recognition practice!
What You Need:
- Construction Paper (black and white)
- Glue Stick
What You Do:
- Ask your child to fold three sheets of white construction paper in half as if they were making a greeting card.
- Help your child to draw an outline of a snowman on the top of the folded paper. Tell them to make it as large as they can.
- Have them cut along the drawn line to create multiple snowmen. They should end up with 6 snowmen. Repeat the process to make up to 20. If they like, they can outline each one with the black marker and draw in the snowmen’s faces too.
- Make a stack with the scraps of white paper. Then, draw a circle on top of the stack.
- Cut out the circles and set them aside.
- Encourage your child to fold a sheet of black paper as many times as they can and draw a top hat for the snowmen on the surface of the folded paper. Cut along the lines to reveal several top hats. Make sure there’s one for each snowman.
- Glue the white circles to the front of the black top hats.
- Help your child to draw dots on the front of the snowmen that match the numbers on the hats. Each snowman should have a unique number.
- Mix up the snowmen as well as the hats.
- Lay the snowmen in a row on a table. Time how long it takes for your child to match the correct numeric top hat to the snowmen with the corresponding numbers of dots.
- After they had a little practice, start timing to see if they get faster.
How do you keep your little ones busy over the Winter? Comment below any crafts or games that you play!