Your child will "catch" snowballs with each correct math equation she can answer correctly with this winter game. If she solves a problem correctly, she gets to keep the snowballs. Have her play with a friend and whoever ends up with the most snowballs wins!
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- White poms
- Black marker
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Ask your child to trace her hand on a sheet of construction paper. Have her outline it to create a glove. Cut the glove out and glue it to the right side of the paper.
- If she likes, she can cut out snowflakes and add them to the paper for a more wintry appearance.
- Help her write math equations on the left side of the paper. Create at least 4 basic addition problems for her to solve.
- Encourage her to count the poms aloud so they equal the numbers in the math problem. Take the problem 2+2 as an example; ask her to count out 2 poms and place them in the glove, then count out another 2 poms to add to the glove. Now count all of them together. How many poms are in the glove?
- Each time she answers correctly, she gets to keep the poms. Try to play until she gets all of the equations right.
- Encourage her to play with a friend and set a timer to make the game a bit more challenging. Whoever has the most snowballs when the timer goes off is the winner.