Those dominoes you played with as a kid are the perfect toy to use in endless math activities for preschool!
Have a set of dominoes yet? If you don't, try these:
Each of these preschool math activities build foundational skills with counting, number recognition, the beginnings of adding, and subitizing.
Subitizing is a math skill where kids learn to recognize a quantity quickly by sight. So kids would see domino an instantly know that it was 5 on one side and 3 on the other. To read more about this preschool math skill, check out this subitizing post by Thoughtco.
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This math activity for preschoolers will have them adding, they just don't know it! A play on the classic card game, "War," more is based on the same principles and develops addition skills as well as knowledge of more and less.
Anyone else have a kid obsessed with cars? Beep Beep! We pretended each domino was a car that needed to be parked in it's parking spot. Want this hands on learning game to try with your preschooler?
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Play based learning is all about diving into your child's interests in play to help them learn, so cars were a no brainer for us. This game helps preschoolers build foundational math skills like counting, adding, and one to one correspondence (counting one object for every number said).
Welcome to Domino Exercise Class! This is the perfect math activity for very active preschoolers who don't like to sit still.
Who doesn't love a good snacktivity, aka SNACK ACTIVITY, to teach math?
This play based learning activity allows kids to play with food to create alternative representations of equations. In this math activity your preschooler will be increasing number sense, building knowledge of addition equations, and experiment with decomposing numbers. Who knew such a simple activity could pack in so much learning.
If you love snacktivities, you're gonna also need to check out this math activity called PUNCH MATH. Trust me, it's awesome.
Pick a domino, any domino! Congrats, you've just picked the domino number of the day.
By creating this counting collection you're developing your preschooler's understanding that a number can be made in so many different ways. As they learn through playing the Number of the Day, they're building number sense, decomposing numbers, and counting in lots of out of the box ways. This open ended game can be played over and over, just pick a new domino tomorrow.