Drawing, shapes and counting

My two older children spend a lot of time drawing. Z likes to draw houses while S draws a lot of people holding hands. Little H tries to keep up with them, but being only 2 doesn’t have quite the same skills as her big brother and sister. To make things easier for H, I draw some shapes so she can just add arms, legs and faces. Today we took it a step further and I asked her to draw a certain number of legs or arms. This then became a great maths game.



She wanted some to have smily faces and some cross.

Math games


H loved counting all the arms and legs, and telling me she was going to draw ‘2 ears’ or 2 eyes’. We spent a really calm and peaceful half an hour together.

Next week, I might try a similar thing with my 5 year old, but ask him to draw legs on spiders to work out multiples of 8.

If you liked this, try our counting with cars post, or maths tunnel.

Do have any maths games you play?



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    • says

      Awww thank you.

      I’m pretty sure Z and S were not drawing like H at her age. I really think its just because she sees them drawing everyday and tries to copy. xx

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