Today’s post is not actually an activity—the post is how to use a FREE resource to teach and reinforce many concepts in your classroom. With a little help from your students, you can quickly fill a tub with these handy dandy manipulatives and therefore have the materials necessary for countless center ideas.
Assorted plastic caps in multiple colors and sizes
Printout shown (optional)
1. Prior to using the tub of caps, assign your students the task of collecting clean plastic lids from home.
2. Create printouts of image provided to accompany the tub of caps.
3. Put on your own thinking cap and see how many ways you can use this FREE resource with your children. Here are just a few of the possibilities:
COMPARING BY SIZE
ORDERING BY SIZE
CREATING AND EXTENDING PATTERNS
CREATING NUMBER SENTENCES
PRACTICING FINE MOTOR SKILLS
SORTING BY SHAPE
What concepts can you teach with this resource?