Place the matching amount of fish into each pond.
On a piece of copy paper, draw 5-8 blobs (making some larger than others) using a blue marker. These will be little ponds. Label each pond with a numeral, writing larger numerals in the larger ponds, and draw circles to correspond with each numeral. For example, inside pond number 4, you’ll draw 4 circles. Then, color the inside of each pond with a blue crayon. Pour some small snacks (Goldfish make for a cute activity) but cereal, raisins, or another similar option works well. This will be the fish! Choose a pond, identify the numeral, and count as you place a “fish” into each small circle in the pond. Continue until each pond has the matching amount of fish!
- Number Sense- Understands concepts of number and quantity.
- Listening (Receptive Language)- Understands and interprets language (both words and gestures). Communicates or acts in response to language and verbal cues.
- Fine Motor- Builds strength and coordination of small movements in hands to pick up, squeeze, twist, cut, and manipulate tools and toys.