When Z was younger he loved ‘Cars’ the movie, so we have quite a collection of Lightening McQueen and pals. H and I put the cars to good use this morning to practice counting and some colour recognition, which became a fab maths game.

I haven’t done much counting with H, but she has already picked up how to count to 15 just from listening to her big brother and sister.

We tried some very simple sums. Using the cars seemed to help her visualise what was happening more easily.

We even made some simple patterns.

What do you use to make counting practice more exciting? Do you have any fun Maths games?

For older children how about trying our tunnel number game? or our treasure hunt with numbers? Or for more pattern activities, try Science Sparks.

Karen

What a good idea. We do lots of counting on the way to and from School. Then this weekend my husband was doing simple sums ith pieces of fruit…they were loving it xx

admin

oh wow, that sounds fun. x

The Fairy and The Frog

Fun maths! (I’ve pinned too)

admin

Thank you.

JDaniel4's Mom

You came up with so many wonderful ways to learn with cars.

admin

Thank you

maggy, red ted art

Oooh what a great way to make maths fun!!!

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

admin

Thanks Maggy. x

amber whitehead

We are doing a lot of counting these days too.

admin

Its fun isn’t it?

Kerry

Wow what a great idea, we do lots of counting when cooking and as we seem to cook lots we do a lot of it xx

admin

I like that idea as well!

Galina V

Brilliant idea. I should try it with my little man.

admin

Thank you.

Chelsea Williams

Great post! My daughter does much better learning with objects! Love this idea 🙂

admin

Yay, so glad you like it. x

Jenny

That’s such a great idea. We also have a collection of Cars which will help with numeracy. Thanks for the idea.

admin

Thank you. xxx

Rebecca

I love this! Great way to practice addition!

have featured it on The Sunday Showcase this week!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/110525705200622001911/posts

“Early Numeracy” ended up being a very good posting.

However, if it had more pics it would be perhaps even more effective.

Regards ,Marta