Exploring Colours with a Mirror

Exploring Colours with Mirrors and Transparent Colours (learning4kids)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exploring Colours with a Mirror is a great way for children to play and learn with colours.  The mirror reflects light which imitates a light table.  Using coloured transparent cups and tokens enable children to blend and make new colours with the reflection of light.  It is also a great opportunity for children to play creatively and imaginatively.
 
What you will need?
Inviation to Play with Colours and a Mirror - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
To set up this invitation to play you will need a mirror (supervise), plastic transparent cups and tokens.
 
Let’s Play
Lets Play Mirror and Colours - Learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Play creatively and make pictures with the tokens and cups.
  • Sort the coloured tokens into the plastic cups.
  • Make patterns around the outside of the mirror.
  • Introduce other objects to the play opportunity.
  • Tell stories of what is happening in the pictures.
  • Add tokens together and count how many are in a group.
  • Make letters using the tokens or even make your name.
Let’s Learn
Let's Learn Colours - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Language development – colours names
  • Maths – Patterns
  • Sorting
For more Colour Activities <CLICK HERE>
Activities for Learning Colours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DIY Number Puzzles

Number and Couting Activity for toddlers and kids.  DIY Number Puzzles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These Homemade Number Puzzles are a matching number activity that can be easily incorporated into the home or classroom environment.  They are super easy to make and can be easily adapted to the suit the individual ability and needs of the child.
These Homemade Number Puzzles are an hands-on and interactive activity that promotes the learning of number recognition, counting and the value of ‘how many’ each number is.
 
What you will need?
Number Match Puzzle Game (learning4kids)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
        
To set up this invitation to play you will need black paper, sticky tape, scissors, coloured card or scrap booking card and a white crayon (white chalk works as well). 
You will also need to download and print:  Printable Numbers to make Number Puzzles
  1. Line a table or area with black paper.
  2. Print and cut out the numbers.
  3. With a white crayon, trace around the outside of the numbers onto the black paper.
Let’s Play
Count and match number activities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some Ideas:
  • Match the paper numbers to the correct number shape on the black paper.
  • Count out ‘how many’ pompoms to match the number value.
  • Use the pompoms to make the shape of the number.
  • Cut each number into two parts to create a matching game.  Children will match the coloured paper and the shape of the number to complete the puzzle.
Let’s Learn
Learning number activities for kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Fine Motor Development – manipulating objects.
  • Hand-eye Coordination and Control
  • Concentration
  • Language development – Counting our loud and pronunciation of numbers.
  • Mathematics – Recognising numbers and their name.
  • Mathematics – Value of numbers, ‘how many’, ‘more than’ and ‘less than’.
  • Sorting by colour and number.
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape, colour and space.
  • Problem solving and trial and error with puzzle pieces.
Find more Number Activities <CLICK HERE>
 
Number Activities for kids - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Shape Toss – A Game for Learning Shapes

Shape Games for Kids - Learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
We had so much fun with this one!  We made our very own Shape Clown with a cardboard box that had an opening for a mouth for eating yummy shape bean bags.
Shape Toss is a fun way to introduce and play with shapes.  It also gets children up and active while learning about shapes and also some very important Fundamental Movement Skills.
 
What you will need?
Invaitation to Play with Shapes - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
You will need, a large box, paint, paint brushes, PVA craft glue, sticky tape, card stock, black marker pen, shape bean bags and scissors.
To make our Shapes Clown we used an old cardboard box and cut out a circle for the mouth.  We used a round dinner plate as a stencil to get a large circle shape.  My children and I then painting the box white all over, waited for it to dry and gave it a seconded coat of paint.  Once this was dry we painted the large yellow face and glued on two bottle tops for checks on either side of the mouth.  We then cut out green card for the triangle hat and blue diamond eyes and glued these onto the cardboard box.  Next we added a pompom to the hat and one for the nose. Finally, with a black marker pen we neatened up the yellow circle face and added a smile to the mouth of the clown.  To add some final touches, we then added a bow tie to the clown.
 
Let’s Play
Shape Games for Toddlers - Learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The aim of the game Shape Toss is to pick up one bean bag at a time, name the shape of the bean bag and then try and throw it into the mouth of the Shape Clown.
Some Ideas:
  • It doesn’t matter how close the child gets to the clown’s mouth to throw the bean bag, the idea is to have fun, play and feel the success of getting the shape bean bag into the clown’s mouth.
  • Talk with your child about swinging the arm (under arm) and looking at where they would like the bean bag to go.  Also standing up is best for throwing under arm.
Let’s Learn
Gross Motor Activities for Kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Gross Motor Development and Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Language development – shape names
  • Pride and sense of achievement.
For more Shape Activities and Ideas <CLICK HERE>
Shapes activities for kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Numbers & Counting Activity

Numbers and Counting Activity - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
This Numbers and Counting Activity is an opportunity for children to play and learn with numbers. 
The activity involves children counting out the value for each number and placing ‘how many’ pop sticks into the cardboard roll with that number.  Such as Number 1 = 1 pop stick, Number 2= 2 pop sticks and so on.
Whatever the level ability, it a great opportunity for children to practice counting out loud, recognise and name numbers and also develop an understanding of the value of numbers and ‘how many’. 
 
What you will need?
Number and counting activity for kids - Learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To set up this invitation to play you will need cardboard rolls, scissors, coloured paper, sticky tape and 55 pop sticks.
You will also need to download and print these numbers – Printable Numbers for Counting Activity
Firstly, we cut the cardboard rolls to height and then wrapped the coloured paper around it, holding it together with sticky tape.  We then printed, cut and laminate the numbers.  Lastly, we stuck the numbers onto the cardboard rolls using double sided sticky tape.
 
Let’s Play
Sorting by number and colour - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some ideas:
  • Counting numbers out loud. (Repetition)
  • Place the cardboard rolls in order from 1 to 10.
  • Sorting ‘how many’ pop sticks according to the number on the cardboard roll.
  • Sorting coloured pop sticks.
  • Point to the number (say the number out loud).
  • Jumble up the order of the cardboard rolls and put them back into order from 1 to 10.
  • Balancing – arranging the pop sticks so that the cardboard rolls do not tip over.
  • Ask questions – Which number holds more?  Which number holds less?
Let’s Learn
Number Activities for kids - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Fine Motor Development – manipulating objects.
  • Hand-eye Coordination and Control
  • Concentration
  • Language development – Counting our loud and pronunciation of numbers.
  • Maths – Recognising numbers and their name.
  • Maths – Value of numbers, ‘how many’, ‘more than’ and ‘less than’.
  • Sorting by colour and number.
  • Balance – the cardboard rolls can tip over when unbalanced.
For more Number Activities <CLICK HERE>
Number Games and Activites for kdis - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle

Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alphabet Bingo is a simple, fun and engaging hands-on literacy game children can play to help them learn and recognise letters.  Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name are important for reading and writing development.   
 
What you will need?
Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To create your very own Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle game you will need, rice (coloured dye is optional), wooden alphabet letters, bottle tops, large plastic bottle (we used a 3 litre juice bottle) and the Printable Alphabet Bingo Score Card. 
Using the wooden alphabet letters is a suggestion for this game and it was fortunate that I had some that would fit through the opening of the plastic bottle.  Another option may be to print off some alphabet letters and laminate them.  After placing the letters into the plastic bottle, I used a funnel to add the rice and then used a hot glue gun to secure the lid.
The bottle tops are used to cover the letters on the Alphabet Bingo Score Card, alternatively you could use blocks or torn pieces of paper.
 
Click here to download and print –> Printable Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle Score Card
 
Let’s Play
Alphabet Games
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shake it! Find it! Match it! Bingo!
This game can be played with 1 or as many children as you like.  It involves children taking turns to shake the plastic bottle full of rice to reveal the alphabet letters and then using the bottle tops to cover the letters that can be seen in the bottle.  The child who covers all the letters first calls, BINGO!
Let’s Learn
 Alphabet Bingo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are so many things I love about Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle, one particularly is that it promotes so much oral language as children need to talk about what letters they have found and which ones have not be found yet.  Miss 3: “I haven’t found this one (pointing at the letter Tt on the chart)?”  Me: “Oh, that is the letter Tt, it makes the ‘t’ sound.  That’s right you haven’t found the ‘t’ letter yet.”  Miss 3: “Yes, yes, the letter Tt, I haven’t found the letter t (shaking the bottle looking for it)!”
Learning Opportunities
  • Letter recognition
  • Oral language development – hearing the sound and saying it out loud.
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
  • Learning alphabet letter name and letter sounds.
  • Social skills – taking turns.
Extend the learning with more Alphabet Activities:
 Alphabet Paint Roller 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Make your own Alphabet Paint Roller by sticking foam letters onto a large cardboard roll.  Children can then place the Alphabet Paint Roller onto a tray of paint, roll and print the letters onto to white paper to transfer the letter shapes.
 
Take a look at our LIST OF ALPHABET ACTIVITIES HERE
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