Chocolate Chip Maths

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mathchipThis is an activity we did a while back but I am only getting chance to blog about it now. I saw this idea via a friend on Instagram (Thanks Amy!).

I set up a cupcake case tray with the numbers 1-6 and emptied some chocolate chips into a bowl. I then showed Oscar the numbers and he repeated the numbers back to me. He is really good at counting but we are still working on recognising the written number. We did a little practice of ‘what number is that?’ with me pointing to each number and then Oscar began counting out his chocolate chips into the correctly numbered case. A great activity that takes a minute to set-up but also makes them ‘work’ for their snack and learn at the same time. We used dark chocolate chips for our snack but you could opt for a healthier alternative like dried fruits or plain nuts.

What you need:

Cupcake  tray

Numbered stickers or paper

Snack to count (chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, sweets etc)

What to do:

  • Place numbered stickers or paper into your cupcake tin
  • Pour snack into a bowl.
  • Ask your child to count out the desired snack into the correct numbered case.
  • Enjoy the snack!

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