Think you’ll make a Target run this weekend? If not you might want to just to get these adorable mini erasers. I made these simple holiday math mats to use with the mini erasers, although in my class, I skipped the numbers and just encouraged my little ones to decorate the tree and gingerbread house counting as they went. My students are just starting to show interest in numbers, so I didn’t even bother with this step. Instead, I wanted them to have the freedom to count as high as they wanted to and decorate as they see fit. What’s great about these printable math mats is that teachers can print them out and use them; however, they work for their classrooms. You could even skip the mini-erasers, laminate them, grab some dry erase markers or playdough and go to town. So many options!
How To Use Math Mats
Gather your materials. You will need the printables ( gingerbread house, tree, and the North Pole), trays, bowls, and mini erasers. Oh, and a pencil with an eraser. I am trying to minimize the number of things I laminate, and while I don’t see myself giving it up completely, I am trying to be more mindful for the environment’s sake.
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I got these mini-erasers at Target. I grabbed a bunch from the dollar spot. I wish I remember which erasers were packed together, but I don’t. They are all so cute. I separated out the candy and holly for the gingerbread house, the elves for the North Pole, and ornaments for the tree.
Write a number in the circle using the pencil. Set out the printable with the erasers.
Erase and write a different number for a different child.
Or even write out the word if you are working on reading number words.
You could also do equations or like my 2-3-year-olds, just decorate and count as you go!
How do you use mini erasers in your class? I’d love to hear all about it.
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