This summer we have been doing a lot of hands-on math activities. One of them has been using stamps and paper. I know this is shocking but not everything we do at our has using my printables. Some times it is just as simple to write out what we are doing. This is also something easy to do on the go as well. I also look for ideas that I can use for each level of learning for the girls. You are going to find counting, patterns, addition, and subtraction in this post.
What you need: paper, pen or marker, pencil, and stamps. (Instead of stamps you can use anything to make the items to count.)
My youngest did three different activities for counting up to 6.
The first one she did was stamping the numbers in order on the paper from 1 to 6. I would have her say the number before she started stamping. After she finished stamping we counted each number to make sure she did it correctly.
The second was stamping the number when they did not come in order. Still using the same 1 to 6 numbers she started with. We repeated the same activities as above with saying and counting afterward.
Third the papers were cut up and she had to match the numbers up. She would pick up a number say that number she had and match it to the correct number.
My middle did addition. She added up 2 different numbers. I had her say the equation first, then use a different stamp for each number and write a + between them. Then she wrote in the total for that number.
My oldest did subtraction. She would tell me the equation first. Then she would stamp the first number on the square. Then for the second number she would cross off that many of the stamps. So if she had 10 – 5 she would cross off 5 of the stamps. Then she would write in the answer.
I started some basic patterns on a paper. Then my middle girl would finish the pattern out on the paper. At the end she got to create her own patterns to finish on the paper.
I hope you enjoyed these simple activities!
Check out these other math activities:
- Free Flower Petal Counting & Math Printable
- Free Math Fact House Printables
- Apple Counting and Math with Water Beads
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com