Our oldest is in Kindergarten and with our math curriculum (WHICH we love!!!!!!!!) and We have been studying time for a few weeks now.. Although our Big Kindergartener has caught on -to the point of correcting us if we round up- I saw on Pinterest where someone took a whiteboard and taped a hool-a-hoop to it and then drew in the clock.. SO I thought.. HEY why not!!
I dont have a huge board or a Hool-a-Hoop BUT I do have the Ikea chalk/white board (that we took apart cause I HATE me some chalk board!) and a green training soccer thing ..(Yeah I don’t know what it was but I knew it would work!) Just to spice things up we started with this activity (after calendar time and bible)
The Cards we used are from the $1.00 Spot at target a year ago.. (In Aug they normally have tons -TONS- of great flash cards… my kids love them!)
ANYWAYS! I made up my own came.. For the kindergartener I would show him a card have him draw it on the clock and tell me what time it was.. I was surprised how much he loved it (after quiet time he asked to play it again.. so we did!) We did a little round where I was the teacher and then he was the teacher.. it was great and a ton of learning and knowledge was reinforced.
I still had my 3 year old to entertain during this time.. (AND we all know we cant leave him out!) SO I gave him a dry ease marker also and would have him circle the numbers he knew.. 1-5 and as a challenge #6. He loved being able to write on the board and getting it right. *It was funny because I said circle # 1… and he said “look mom there are lots of #1’s.. I want the one with 2 ones!!” Technically he was right so i didn’t correct him!:)
I love bring new ways for learning.. have you done any new games with math or time?? Would love to hear them!