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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Fox & Berries Preschool Math Game

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

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Each week's Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) Teacher Guide includes a math activity for every day.

This week, we learned about Tundra Animals including the Arctic Fox. Some of the other topics for the week were Penguin, Polar Bear, Yak, and Snow Leopard.

Fox & Berries gameboard with game pieces stacked in the center

Throughout the week, we learned all about these amazing animals, made lots of process art, and played fun math and literacy games.

child counting game pieces and adding to gameboard

Today, we practiced number sense and attention and persistence with a Fox & Berries Preschool Math Game. Using the game board, pretend berries, and a die, we took turns counting the berries.

This was a small group math activity, which meant the children took turns rolling the die, counting out that amount of pretend berries and adding them to the fox's den.

Fox & Berries gameboard with game pieces and die

Activities such as this counting game are a wonderful way to practice early math skills.

I love sitting down with the preschoolers and playing right along with them. And of course, it makes assessments so much easier, especially if you're utilizing the observation questions included in each of the Experience Early Learning Teacher Guides.

preschooler counting game pieces for preschool math game

For example, the Observe portion of this activity was as follows: Did the child count out the berry pieces? Did he or she understand the rules of the game? Did he or she maintain attention?

preschooler counting game pieces and adding to gameboard

Having all of this information handy within each week's Teacher Guide is so convenient. It's easy to see at a glance what we're doing each week as well as the skills and standards we'll be covering.

Fox & Berries math game with game pieces scattered

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we wrap up our winter theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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