## 3D Forms

In this lesson, children will construct various three-dimensional objects using toothpicks and modeling clay.

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# Early Math Counts

## Laying the foundation for a lifetime of achievement

# Age Group: Toddlers

## lessons

## 3D Forms

## A Cat Quandary

## Apple-Counting Fun

## Apples and Oranges

## At What Time?

## Beaded Necklaces

## Bears in a Bucket

## Cereal Sorting

## Chrysanthemum

## Circles and Bears

## Classroom Survey

## Coin-Rubbing Matching Game

## Counting Dice Roll

## Cracker Tangrams

## Dinosaur Hop

## Dots of Fun

## Dynamic Dominoes

## Eating Up Patterns

## Estimation Destination

## Fill the Carton

## Fire Truck Fun

## Float, Fly, Drive

## Flower Fun

## Fractionpillar

## Grab Bag Fun

## Groovy Buttons

## Guess the Weight Scavenger Hunt

## Heads or Tails?

## Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal

## Hot Cocoa Math

## How Big is a Foot?

## How Many Beads?

## How Many Legos Tall?

## Hungry Alligator

## Inch by Inch

## Jack and the Beanstalk

## Jump in the River

## Jumping Jacks

## Knives, Forks and Spoons, Oh My!

## Laundry Sorting

## LEGO Math

## Links and Length

## Making Shapes

## Measuring Straws

## Monkey Mania

## Mouse Count

## Noodle Cadoodle Counting

## Number Memory

## Number Sequence Puzzle

## Number Yard

## Odd or Even

## One Duck Stuck

## One Fish, Red Fish

## One, Two, Skip a Few

## Ordinal Number Sort with the Hungry Caterpillar

## Over, Under, Through

## Painted Rock

## Patterns in Sounds and Shapes

## Picture Pie Fractions

## Pinch a Penny

## Planes, Trains and Automobiles

## Probability Jar

## Quack and Count

## Remainder of One

## Roll & Record

## Rub a Shape

## Run, Walk, Crawl

## Sandwich Shop Game

## Shape Hunt

## Shape of Things

## Shoe Sort

## Show Me Your Shoe

## Silly Circles

## Simply Symmetry

## Slide, Flip and Turn

## Soft Patterning Fun

## Sticker Shapes

## Subtraction Bowling

## Symmetry Game

## Take a Trip with Rooster

## Take a Walk with Rosie

## Tally It Up

## Telling Time

## Ten, Nine, Eight

## The Tiny Seed

## Tod und Leben (Life and Death)

## Trucks and Blocks

## Uno

## Up Down Around

## Vehicle Patterning

## What Comes in Twos, Threes and Fours?

## What’s in a Name?

## When a Line Bends, a Shape Begins

## Which is Tallest?

## Who Sank the Boat?

## Who’s Hiding?

## Wonderful Worms

## Yahtzee

## Yummy Cookie Fun

In this lesson, children will construct various three-dimensional objects using toothpicks and modeling clay.

In this lesson, children will use objects, pictures and numbers to play out scenarios that involve addition and subtraction.

In this lesson, children will count the correct number of apples to match the numerals on the tree trunks.

In this lesson, children will begin to develop an understanding of separating a set into a maximum of four parts.

In this lesson, children will connect activities in their day to the various times of the day.

In this lesson, children will create patterns using beads to string a necklace.

In this lesson, children will weigh and compare the Bear Family Counters using a balance.

In this lesson, children will sort loop cereal such as Fruit Cheerios or Fruit Loops by color and then make patterned bracelets.

In this lesson, children will use the number of letters that they have in their names to count and graph and then compare and contrast.

In this lesson, children will roll dice to determine the number of circles and then the numbers of bears in those circles. After collecting that data, they will determine how many groups of bears they have for a total number of bears.

In this lesson, children will use a survey sheet to determine whether their classmates have any pets and what pets they have.

In this lesson, children will examine the attributes of coins to identify similarities and differences.

In this lesson, children will count by ones using counters to match the roll of a die.

In this lesson, children will use crackers with geometric shapes to form larger shapes on homemade pattern cards.

In this board game, children collect dinosaurs of different colors as they count their way around the board.

In this lesson, children will explore the concept of addition by counting the dots on a domino.

In this lesson, children will be introduced to a variety of beginning math concepts using dominoes.

In this lesson, children will sort by color and then create and extend patterns using Fruit Loops cereal.

In this lesson, children will trace their own hands and estimate how many Fruit Loops it will take to the tracings.

In this lesson, children will practice counting and number recognition using numbers one thru twelve, an egg carton and small manipulatives such as pebbles.

In this lesson, children will make connections between the pre-drawn shapes of a fire truck and the shapes of various snack items.

In this lesson, children will sort, classify, count and compare different types of transportation.

In this lesson, children will use measurement vocabulary (e.g., “shorter” and “taller”) as they compare flowers of varying heights.

In this lesson, children will create and record the fractions for each color of their caterpillar using colored pompoms.

In this lesson, children will correctly count the number of objects representing the number on a card.

In this lesson, children will read a book about Pete the Cat. As Pete loses the buttons from his shirt, the children will count down from four to zero.

In this lesson, children will start with one object and decide which objects in the room are heavier or lighter than that object.

In this partnered game, children will flip a penny and collect points, depending on whether the penny lands heads up or tails up.

In this lesson, children will identify and sort pictures of objects with diagonal, horizontal and vertical orientations.

In this lesson, children will count the marshmallows in their hot chocolate and write the number on their hot chocolate mugs.

In this lesson, children will use butcher paper to trace their bodies and measure their height and width with their feet.

In this lesson, children will string the correct number of beads onto pipe cleaners. The number of beads will correspond with the number on the label at the top of each pipe cleaner.

In this lesson, children will use a nonstandard unit of measurement such as LEGO blocks to measure objects in their environment.

In this lesson, children will determine if a number is greater than, less than or equal to another.

In this lesson, children will use colored measuring worms to measure the legs of the heron in the book

In this lesson, children will estimate and then measure how many beans fit in the giant’s hand and compare it to how many beans fit in their own hands.

In this lesson, children will explore addition of whole numbers.

In this lesson, children will time themselves and chart their progress as they do sets of jumping jacks.

In this lesson, children will sort and classify utensils and use them to show and describe relative positioning in space.

In this lesson, children will sort “laundry” by color, size, shape and clothing attribute.

In this lesson, children will practice counting and adding whole numbers using LEGO blocks.

In this lesson, children will measure common household items using standard and nonstandard units.

In this lesson, children will construct and identify various two-dimensional shapes using color-coded craft sticks.

In this lesson, children will use pre-cut straws and match them up with a corresponding length on a piece of paper.

In this lesson, children will use subtraction by acting out the words to the accompanying book and song.

In this lesson, children will count sets of mice and add sets of mice together up to 10 and subtract from the set of mice, from 10 down to zero.

In this lesson, children will sort, classify and count by ones to determine “how many?”

In this lesson, children will match cards that display numbers with cards that display groups of objects that represent those numbers.

In this lesson, children will assemble a puzzle using number strips in the order of 1-10.

In this lesson, children will create their own number yard books by drawing the number of objects that correspond with the numbers on the pages of the book.

In this lesson, children will differentiate between odd and even numbers by sorting numbers 1-20 into “Odd” or “Even” circles.

In this lesson, children will read the book and begin to recognize that each number is one more than the one before it and that a growing pattern is a pattern that increases or decreases by a constant difference.

In this lesson, children will sort, count and record piles of different-colored Goldfish crackers.

In this lesson, children will use skip counting by fives and tens to count large quantities of math manipulatives.

In this lesson, children will follow the eating patterns of the hungry caterpillar and sort the caterpillar’s snacks according to the sequence in which they are eaten.

In this lesson, children will navigate an obstacle course to learn directional concepts such as moving over, under, around and through.

In this lesson, children will use rocks numbered from one to 10 to practice sequencing skills.

In this lesson, children will listen to and recognize patterns in sounds, actions and shapes.

In this lesson, children will identify parts of a whole and create pictures using a whole circle, a half circle, a quarter circle and an eighth of a circle.

In this lesson, children will use a die to subtract pennies until the winner “breaks the bank.”

In this lesson, children will graph the different vehicles that they scoop out of a bucket and then analyze their collected data.

In this lesson, children will examine three different jars filled with marbles and determine the probability of choosing various colored marbles.

In this lesson, children will use manipulatives to form different groups that make up the number seven.

In this lesson, children will arrange them 25 cubes into groups of two, three, four and five. The children will examine the different groups and learn about the concept of a remainder.

In this lesson, children will develop visual images for quantities up to six and begin to understand and apply basic concepts of probability using dice.

In this lesson, children will make rubbings of foam board shapes.

In this lesson, children will measure the time that it takes to move quickly versus moving slowly.

In this lesson, children look at a menu and count out sandwich pieces to build sandwiches and then calculate the prices of their sandwiches.

In this lesson, children will go around the classroom to identify the various shapes in a book.

In this lesson, children will learn to identify the various attributes of 3-D shapes (cube, cone, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, prism) through games and Play-doh construction.

In this lesson, children will identify the attributes of shoes and sort the shoes by these attributes.

In this lesson, children will place shoes in order by size.

In this lesson, children will identify, draw and describe the attributes of a circle.

In this lesson, children will explore the concept of symmetry and become more aware of symmetry in the world around them.

In this lesson, children will recognize and apply slides, flips and turns using wooden pattern blocks.

In this lesson, children will create and extend patterns using spoons and forks or counters from the math kit.

In this lesson, children will outline pre-existing shapes to identify circles, triangles, squares, stars, moons and rectangles and create their own shape books using small stickers.

In this lesson, children will subtract the number of “bowling pins” that are knocked down and calculate the remaining pins left standing, using a base of 10.

In this lesson, children will pair up and use pattern blocks to copy one another’s patterns.

In this lesson, children will predict, sort, add and subtract the various animals that Rooster meets on his trip.

In this lesson, children will learn spatial vocabulary by reenacting Rosie’s walk around the farmyard.

In this lesson, children will organize and present tally sticks/marks to represent the number counted.

In this lesson, children will tell time to the hour and recognize the times that they engage in familiar activities.

In this lesson, children will orally count backwards from 10 to 1.

In this lesson, children will count the seeds by ones and twos and then put the packets in order from smallest to largest and vice versa.

In this lesson, children will play a card game and try to accumulate as many cards as possible by identifying the higher-ranking cards.

In this lesson, children will build roads with blocks and compare their lengths.

In this lesson, children will practice sorting not-number cards from number cards and develop their number sense by identifying similar numbers, one below a number and one above a number.

After reading the book, children will use a small toy and a box to represent positional words.

In this lesson, children will use vehicle counters to recreate existing patterns and find the unknown within a pattern.

In this lesson, children will be able to recognize, sort and differentiate objects in groups of two, three and four.

In this lesson, children will count, compare, contrast and graph the number of letters in their names.

In this lesson, children will use pipe cleaners to create the shapes that they learn about in the book.

In this lesson, children will compare blocks of different lengths and lay them on a graphing map in order from shortest to tallest.

In this lesson, children will be introduced to weight and balance experiences and apply these experiences at the water table.

In this lesson, children will analyze the book’s illustrations to determine which animal is hiding. The children will use the partial data in a guessing/thinking format to figure out which animal is hiding.

In this lesson, children will use colorful plastic worms of different sizes to measure various objects around the room.

In this lesson, children will add the numbers of two dice and cross out the sum.

In this lesson, children will match numerals with the correct quantity of chips on the cookies.