INSIDE: Hot Chocolate Sticker Match is a great way to build number sense with toddlers and preschoolers. Kindergarten aged children would benefit from this simple to set up winter themed math activity as well.
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Hot Chocolate Sticker Match
Cut off a sheet of Kraft paper and tape it to the wall of tape using painters tape. Take a black sharpie and draw 4 large mugs. Write the numbers you want your little one to practice on the mugs.
Take a sheet to f shite dot stickers and write out the same numbers in different forms. Writing out the numbers in different formats is a great way to build number sense. Use dots and lines to represent the number.
How to Play Hot Chocolate Sticker Match
First go over all the numbers on the mugs and then match the number in the different formats to the correct mugs with them. Counting each number of dots or lines each time. This will allow them to get familiar with what might be new number formats.
Invite them to match the rest of the stickers to the numbers. Be available to help if they get stuck or frustrated!
At the end pretend to drink the cups of hot chocolate that have the most marshmallows!
Age Suitability for Hot Chocolate Sticker Match
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Hot Chocolate Sticker Match
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- Brown Kraft paper
- White dot stickers
- Painter’s tape
- Black sharpie
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