I bought these fall-themed foam beads and accidentally bought two bags. To make my error worthwhile, I decided to try my best to develop more fun ways to use these fall foam shapes for learning. These fall math printables are great to send home for distance learning or to use as fall math center activities. The foam beads can also be used for beading and fall discovery bottles too. These printables can all be printed for free here.
Fall Math Activities
Gather your materials. You will want to print out these printables here, grab some fall foam beads ( I bought mine here), some trays, bowls, dice, and zoo sticks if you want to add a fine motor challenge to any of these activities.
Candy Corn Roll & Cover
This is a fun Halloween themed math activity. I love roll and cover games. If you read my blog often, you may even be getting a little sick of them, but hear me out. I love these games because the same game board and markers can be used for all levels of learning. Beginners can simply match up the dots with the candy corn. As children show more interest in numbers and counting, add a die. Roll and add that many candy corn to the dots. For a more significant challenge, use two dice and do some addition or subtraction.
Leaf Color Matching
Sorting is a math activity, and by adding the zoo sticks, you create a challenge that makes this more engaging for capable children. After sorting, children can count the leaves, or you can laminate and write numbers on the leaves for the children to add that number of leaves to each. Use this printable in whatever way works best for your students.
Acorn, Leaf, and Pumpkin Graphing
I love graphing because it combines so many basic math skills; matching, sorting, counting, and comparing amounts. Graphing is also an excellent way to demonstrate to children how information can be organized and displayed visually. They may not verbalize that is what they are learning, but they are.
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Remember to choose activities that won’t overwhelm parents. Some parents are eager and enjoy this role of teaching at home, and others are trying to balance working at home full time and caring for young children. It’s tough, know your audience. My thematic units have been super helpful for me as I plan because they have printable materials that are easy to send home ( don’t worry, these aren’t worksheets). Directions for activities are already written out so I can easily share them with families.
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