TRY THIS GHOST ROLL & FEED ACTIVITY WITH YOUR KIDS.
My creamer bottle is pulling additional time this week on this ghost roll & feed exercise. It’s a easy Halloween math exercise that labored for ALL THREE OF MY KIDS.
One exercise – 3 ways. This was unbelievable (or slightly is unbelievable because it’s been 2 weeks of ghost roll & feed enjoyable and my youngsters are nonetheless taking part in).
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STEP ONE: LET’S MAKE THAT GHOST
This is a reasonably simple the first step: its only a creamer bottle with a face drawn on it.
See? Told you it was simple!
My creamer bottle got here white which made it further good for this, however you may as well paint a bottle if it’s good to.
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I dumped out my bag of pom pom balls and a grabbed my fabulous greenback retailer large cube to get issues started.
VERSION 1: COUNT, ROLL, & FEED
For my preschooler, I gave him one single cube and his job was to roll, determine the quantity he’s rolled, and put that many pom poms into the ghost.
This is such a unbelievable means for him to apply:
- Numeration: the speedy recall of a set of objects with out having to depend them (like how you already know instantly that you just’ve rolled a 6 on the cube)
- One-to-One correspondence: touching and counting one object at a time
- Value: Understanding that 6 = six of one thing (on this case, pom pom balls)
Pretty wonderful how a baby can be taught all that simply from some pom pom balls, a creamer bottle, and a cube – ghost roll & feed FTW.
VERSION 2: ROLL, ADD, & FEED
For my kindergarten, her model of ghost roll & feed was about becoming a member of numbers collectively.
She rolled two cube, determine the numbers rolled, and be part of them collectively to feed the ghost the sum of the 2 numbers. So when she rolled 5 and 3, her job was to determine and depend out 5 pom poms, then 3 pom poms and mix them into a gaggle of 8 pom poms to feed to the ghost.
Again, she’s studying so unbelievably a lot from her model of Ghost Roll & Feed:
- Conceptual understanding of addition
- Recognizing that addition means becoming a member of two teams to make a bigger group
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VERSION 3: ROLL, SUBTRACT, & FEED
For my first grader, his job was to roll the cube and place the numbers right into a subtraction sentence. This meant he wanted to grasp to position the bigger quantity first within the sentence earlier than discovering the distinction.
Just like along with his siblings, he labored on a lot math:
- Conceptual understanding of subtraction
- Procedural understanding of subtraction
- Understanding the worth of numbers and methods to discover the distinction between two quantity
Ghost Roll & Feed – you actually did a fantastic job for us!
This was such a enjoyable method to convey a bit Halloween spirit into our math and make issues so fingers on.
Hands-on math is the most effective math for youngsters, and this roll & feed exercise reveals simply how versatile it may be.