Match the cards
This entire unit was inspired by a set of balloons we had leftover from Y’s birthday last month. He’s so interested in them, and I thought it would be fun to have him prepare the balloons for the sensorial work below.
The idea was to use a funnel to fill balloons with the grains. However, a note: be sure your funnel is large enough! I was glad I tried this work before putting it on the shelves because of course, a larger funnel is easier. Also, be sure to pour very, very slowly or the grains will get stuck.
Behind the scenes: coffeeee. Really, a lot of coffee. It’s gotten a bit out of control though- if Y sees me yawning he says I need to get some coffee.
Match the grain to cards
Straight forward: the child should match the bowls to the image cards.
Feel and match
This was perhaps the most fun work for Y! He looooved the balloons! The idea with this work is to present the balloons, grains, and/or grains cards together. The child then has to match the balloons to the cards and/or bowls.
Note: for a control of error, be sure to fill different coloured balloons for each grain. Then, on the back of the corresponding cards, you could leave a sticker or draw a dot in the same colour as the balloon.
Preschool activities: grains
More food themed activities?
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