Ready for a fun my family preschool math activity? Learning about families can be fun, especially for younger kids.
My daughter loves learning all the little details about her family such as the fact that her mommy is from Jamaica and her oma is from Holland.
For my son, however, he could care less about the details right now but I still wanted to expose him to the My Family preschool theme somehow. Hence I created a My Family Preschool Maths activity for him.
MY FAMILY PRESCHOOL MATH ACTIVITY
Did you know that there are 7 different family strucures now? They are the nuclear family, single family, extended family, childless family, step family, grandparent family and the unconventional family.
Growing up I only knew of 3: single, nuclear, and extended. Man have times changed. But luckily we can always learn a thing or two to stay current, right?
What You Need for the My Family Math Activity
In order to get started, you need the following: (please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience)
Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets (40311)HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (M9L75A)AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator
My Family THEMED Books to Check Out
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The books below are perfect to add to your My Family theme. You can either read them to your preschooler or have them browse through the pictures themselves. You can also search for audiobooks via Audible or your favourite ebook service.
Don’t forget to check out your local library to see if they have any other fun read-alouds for this fun theme.
My Family, Your Family (Cloverleaf Books – Alike and Different)Me and My Family TreeWho’s In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let’s Talk about You and Me)Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))My Family is ForeverI Like to Be with My Family (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)
CREATING THE MY FAMILY PRESCHOOL MATH ACTIVITY FOR YOUR KIDS
I wanted to work on a simple math skill with C and so I chose to work on matching. He rarely matches anything so I figured it was time to expose him to it. To be honest, if you cannot find C he is always in his tent ‘reading’ a book so matching was nowhere on his horizon.
If your child is new to matching, then start with 3 pairs and then gradually build as their skill increases. If they are used to matching, then you can actually give them all the cards or as much as you think they can handle.
Simply print the cards on cardstock and laminate if you want them to last even longer.
Once printed, cut, and stack together. I stored our cards in a zip-locked bag so that none of the cards would go missing.
If you do not have a color ink printer, then simply buy colored paper and print on that. It is a fun and awesome looking budget-friendly way to create printables.