Maths Activity: Mitten Match | My Baba

For this week’s new maths activity I tried to keep it in a winter theme to make it easier to get back into our daily maths and phonics session. When my youngest charge saw what I had put out for her to do she was really eager to have a go, even her elder brother wanted to do it rather than maths jigsaw I gave him.

The aim of this mitten match is to pair the mitten with the number on to the mitten that has the right number of dots on it. It  can also be easily adapted to different abilities so that if I did it for my eldest charge I would match numbers to words rather than numbers to dots. If you wanted to make this even more challenging then you could get your little ones to cut out the mittens and then match them.

To make your own mitten match you will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  1. Draw and cut out your mittens – I did 5 pairs of them so that we could concentrate on numbers 1 to 5.
  2. On half of them write the numbers and then on the other half draw your dots.
  3. Get your little one to pair them up, and then stick them on to a piece of paper.

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This activity may help aid development of:

  • Number recognition

 

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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