This week’s theme is Pairing, Grouping and Multiplication
Matching pairs of socks – Use real socks or the cut and stick activity
Peg socks to a line/ string in pairs.
Pairing matching objects- explore pairs- matching shoes, socks, cards, toys, coloured paper shapes, letters, numbers
Grouping different objects into 2s, 3s, 4s you could use cutlery, pencils, pasta, pom poms, bricks, lego, grass, flowers, toys
Have a look at some of these fabulous multiplication ideas. You just need some paper and some house hold objects. Create a skip counting caterpillar or a multiplication number trail.
Trace a big number and then make groups of that number, or that number as it multiplies.
At mealtimes or snacktime group your fruit, cereal, sandwiches etc
Draw ladybird pictures and double the amount of one side to the other
Grouping numbers of blocks/ marbles/ pasta/ biscuits/ Lego pieces to match number on sheet.
Number matching- see resources
If you go out on a walk you could look for things in 2s- cars, dogs, plants, houses, bikes, scooters
Use playdough to create groups or arrays
Make a Magic Multiplication or Multiplication Air hockey game using cardboard rolls- see resources.