Following on from my guilt over not spending enough one on one time with my middle child lately, today I tried to think of something fun for her to do, whilst working on her number skills, which are a little lacking at the moment.
First I asked her to line up our shoes in order of biggest to smallest. Apologies for the crocs, but they are handy for running around the garden.
Then we each lay down in a huge flat box and Z helped her mark how tall everyone was.
We decided to see how tall everyone was in duplo bricks.
Then we counted them all up. We found there were 2 and a half of the bricks with 8 circles on between each child. Then Z counted how many of his feet tall he was.
Z wanted to try using normal Lego bricks but we though that might take a bit too long!
We all had a lot of fun, and I think little S can now count a bit further than she could this morning.
My girls would love activities like those; we may have to try them when I’ve got the house back in order after decorating 🙂
oooh good luck with that. I hope its going well. x
That is a fab thing to do! My daughter is Megabloks mad and I have bought her some Lego for her birthday. I think this would be a good activity for when she is a little older! Seems like they had lots of fun!
oh yes, sounds great. We love Lego. x
This looks like a lot of fun x
That is such a good idea especially the Duplo! Brilliant!
maggy,red ted art
Looks like fun to me! Love all the shoes lined up 🙂
Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Nothing wrong with crocs – mine are bright pink and I’m proud of them!
Oh what a surprise to see you here!
Thanks for linking to Science Sparks, Fun Sparks
Measuring size is such a great thing to do. The inside of one of my cupboards is used and i keep saying if we ever move we will have to take the door with us!
Thanks for linking up to Family Frolics! x
Hi, I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This is such an fun and simple learning activity! I’d LOVE for you to share this at my Thrifty Thursday linky party, where we share free or nearly free learning activities. This is PERFECT for it! Feel free to share a couple a week! http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2012/01/thrifty-thursday-7/
Brooke, Let Kids Createa
What fun activities to compare sizes and measurements. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.
I LOVE how you used blocks to measure who was taller – wonderful math learning idea! Thanks for linking up at TGIF! Have a great week,
Such cute and clever ideas! You should have taken them outside though so it could really have been outdoor play fun! Thanks for linking up but next time we would love to see what fun you are having with your kiddos outdoors!
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
fun way to do math & reinforce numbers/counting!
thanks for sharing on the sunday showcase!