Practice Make Perfect….
There’s really not a better way to have fun memorizing math drills than to do so outside…
We both love the break from repetivite flash cards (however much he needs them)! Plus, my son gets to MOVE until his heart is content.
If you have a little move to think-er too, I think you will enjoy doing this basic math activity.
I started by drawing a target pattern on the pavement. I used a large piece of chalk attached to a long poly rope. PJ held the rope in place while I drew the bullseye for the center. There’s no picture because we were both engaged in drawing. Team PJ:) -but here you can see the finished target.
Using a rope with the end tied to our chalk allowed us to draw neat evenly spaced circles for his target. We just kept lengthening the rope by 1 1/2 feet before drawing a new (larger) circle.
I added the numbers that were divisible by 10 up to 50 and he helped me COUNT BY TEN’S a few times.
All that was left to do was fill some balloons with water!
I brought out his easel to practice ADDITION.
We took turns throwing water balloons at the target and adding our scores to the board.
The first one to reach 100 was the winner!
More ways to use this activity…
Count by 2’s, 5’s, and other numbers
Use single, double, or triple digit numbers for addition practice
Use only numbers that add to make 10. The first to make 10 five times wins!
Each player starts out with a score of 100, then subtracts numbers from the target circle that is hit. Player that reaches zero first is the winner.
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August is just around the corner. Get your planning on HERE, too! More places PJ and I both like to choose ideas from.
The Tower That Won’t Topple- relentlesslyfundeceptivelyeducational.com
11 Hundreds Charts Activities- 123homeschool4me.com
A Fin-tatstic Boys Shark Party- spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com
Free Digraph Sort and Find- playdoughtoplato.com
Football Make Ten Game- mathgeekmama.com
Wiggle your Toes Week: Sibling Footprint Canvas- craftymorning.com