This activity will help your child learn one to one correspondence as well as begin to understand the concept of more or less.
You will need
- Pieces of paper with numbers 0 - 10 written on each. One number on each page.
- Objects such as marbles, pebbles, grapes, etc.
What to do?
Place two number cards alongside each other, your child can choose, such as 5 and 2. Then allow your child to count out, say, 5 grapes and then 2 marbles. Ask your child which one has the most and which has the least? To extend this activity, you can introduce addition and subtraction. Such as, what happens if I have 5 grapes, and then take away these two grapes, how many do I have now? Continue using different numbers.
- Understands one to one correspondence when counting objects.
- Understands the concept of “more” or “less”.
- Can count from 0-10.
- Beginning to understand the concept of subtraction and addition with real objects.
Ask your child
- Can you count out the right amount of grapes?
- Which group has the most?
- Which group has the least?
- What happens if we take 2 grapes away from our 5 grapes? How many do we have now?