Color Sorting - I had a green, a blue, and a pink bucket on hand, so I chose these colors for LM to sort. Total cost- $1 for water balloons. If you need colored buckets, you can get them for a dollar each at your local dollar tree. Another idea- use laminated construction paper. You can sort more colors this way!
Adaptation for toddlers- change from a race to a fun activity- help your child to identify numbers from 1 to 5 and place in the bucket.
Tip: make sure the marker dries before playing. Otherwise it will wipe off onto your child's hands.
Math Target (all ages) - Practice addition skills with this summer fun game. Draw a target with chalk on a fence or sidewalk. Give each section a value. Each player gets 3 balloons. Add the total of 3 tosses. The winner has the highest score! I was concerned that the chalk would wash off with the first toss, but it actually stayed on the fence.
$1 bag of balloons,
Supplies around the house,
Summer Learning Fun!
Written by Jen