I am a true fan of recycling. This means that I religiously take any article, including junk mail like Coles and Woolworth’s catalogues and dump them in my recycle bin.
Of course overtime it got overloaded so rather than disposing off everything altogether I decided to declutter and make activities out of the items.
I plunged my hand in and out came the Coles brochure. So I began cutting out squares of items like baked bean cans, cheese blocks and Nutella jars. I saved the cuttings in a recyclable biscuit box (again from the recyclables bin).
And this is what I came up with…
An incredible way to teach kids sums. They will never say no to maths, at least not to this activity.
We often hear that the way education taught nowadays is not relevant and hence unpractical. So what our kids learn at school won’t really help them in real life situations.
Well, without further ado I am going to leave it for you to decide if this won’t get the kids more money smart the next time they are out shopping. A true testimony to get their brains exercising beyond which sweet treats to buy.
So this is how it goes…
You write a sum of 6 for example. The kids will find two numbers that make this sum, in three different ways.
3 + 3 = 6
2 + 4 = 6
1 + 5 = 6
See I told you it would be fun!
And the great thing about this, is that the children are going to do this like an activity. It will feel like a game more than a work sheet. And if you think that the kids are able to handle scissors safely do encourage them to cut out their own items, to promote independence and fine-motor skills.
So get the pre-schoolers school ready, and let me know below how they go with this one.
Click the free printable here:
Heaps of Love,