• ### Pumpkin Addition and Subtraction

This is a great spare-time or centre activity for practising adding and subtracting.  The pumpkin faces are easy to make and program with the number sentences that you want students to practise.  Students may help … View Full Lesson →

• ### Halloween Candy Counting

Lots of practise is needed when learning to count to 100, or even 200, and all that repetition may begin to get boring.  The counting time around Halloween NEVER needs to be boring.  There is … View Full Lesson →

• ### Making Fossilized Eggs

This is a great dough for making fossils or fossilized eggs.  The eggs are made by “burying” a small toy inside egg-shaped dough.  Fossils are made by pressing shells or fish bones into the dough … View Full Lesson →

• ### Butterfly Magnet

This painting activity helps reinforce the concept of symmetry while creating a useful gift from a empty pop bottle.  Butterflies can be used to hold pictures and lists on the fridge or can decorate the … View Full Lesson →

• ### Handprint Counting by 5’s

Simple worksheet (see below) makes the concept of counting by 5’s very easy to understand.  The layout allows students to see the pattern of the 5’s and 0’s in the one’s column, and the patterns … View Full Lesson →

A fun way to practise adding numbers to 12.  Using the familiar picture patterns of dominoes, students match ends of two paper dominoes, saying “3 plus 6 equals 9”.  Teacher models reusing photocopy paper, cutting … View Full Lesson →

• ### Hugs and Tallies

A memorable way for remembering how to make tally marks that equal 5.  Four students stand close together in a row, and a fifth student faces them with outstretched arms and gives them a group … View Full Lesson →

• ### Patterning Fun

Beautiful repeating patterns are created using color, position (up/down), direction (turning), plus a variety of stamps.  Simple enough for grade 1’s but can be used to make quite complex patterns.   Grade 1’s and 2’s … View Full Lesson →

• ### Finger Counting

Hands are used to get students to identify 5 fingers quickly, or 3 fingers, or 7 fingers.  Once students can recognize the number of fingers you are holding up, change it to “what’s missing?”.  If … View Full Lesson →

• ### Chisanbop (Korean counting to 99)

Objective: Learn a quick method of adding to 99 with your hands. This really is not that difficult to learn. My grades 1 and 2 could do it. Students love to do Chisanbop. View Full Lesson →