Classroom Activities

There's nothing like math to lend itself to a hands-on lesson. Math skills can be developed through all kinds of activities – while playing with blocks, drawing shapes, or building a playhouse through trial and error. Use these activities as-is, or as jumping off points for your own lessons. Each activity makes use of everyday materials, so students can practice the same skills at home as in the classroom.

  • Build Me a House

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Words

    Students use recycled materials, standard and non-standard measurement to build a house with a Goldilocks theme.

  • Name Towers

    Skills:

    • Counting

    Students count the number of letters in their name, then create towers with unifix cubes and compare with classmates.

  • Obstacle Course

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Shapes,
    • Spatial Sense,
    • Words

    Students explore location words with a classroom obstacle course.

  • Shape Hunt

    Skills:

    • Counting,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Shapes

    Students explore shapes in their environment with a walk through the school and a tally sheet to collect data.

  • Shoe Sorting

    Skills:

    • Counting,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Shapes

    Students sort and grab their own shoes using a chart made from a shower curtain.