Monday, August 20, 2018

Treasure Jar + FREE Download

If you’ve been at my house anytime in the past year or so, you may have noticed a container of rocks on my kitchen counter.  These are the treasures my children find & give to me as gifts.  I think it is so precious that they think of me as they are playing & that an acorn could remind them of me.  I love to see that container on the counter as I’m doing the dishes or cooking dinner.  Their treasures have become my treasures.  I wanted to find a way that we could use those wonderful treasures in our homeschooling, and I figured if you’ve been on vacation to the beach this summer you could use the shells you collected for learning as well.Treasure Jar- Life with the HawleysHawley HomeschoolI am a big fan of having one activity that can be used to teach multiple objectives. It’s a big perk, if that activity will grow with my child & I can use it at multiple stages of cognitive development. And if it is seasonally exciting, well then I. Am. Sold. This is one of those activities, and I have it for you today FREE!  Let me share with you all of the ways we use this in our home.

And just in case you thought I might be lying, here is my treasure chest that I keep on the counter in the kitchen, right next to my trusty coffee pot.  Between the treasures & the caffeine, I am smiling :-)DSC_0090DSC_0104
First get the FREE download, print, and laminate (or put into a page protector). We like to use sea shells & treasures we find in the backyard to practice counting.DSC_0071DSC_0073
Roll. Use foam dice to roll a number in the top 2 boxes. If your child is not counting above 6 yet, you can use a single dice.

Add. Ask your child to count up the dots, or to add them together for a sum. If you’re past addition, try subtraction. Comparisons also work great here (write greater than or less than on the sheet, or “write the number of the dice with more dots”).

Write. Your child could write the sum as a digit or a word, both numbers presented on each dice, or trace the digit or word. We use dry erase markers since they erase well on the laminated material.

Count. Using manipulatives, get your child to count out the number that was presented on the dice.

Fun. Enjoy!!!!DSC_0099DSC_0091
If you think your child would enjoy learning with this activity, click here for the FREE download!
xoxo Darby

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