Homework time is a tough time in the Grant abode. The girls need assistance, dinner needs to be made, and Oliver is cranky and bored. We've started making him home work each afternoon as well and this was this week's favorite: The Frog Counting Game.
What you need:
What you do:
1. Have child roll the dice
2. Count the dots on the dice and place the appropriate number of frogs into the egg carton
3. Oliver found this rather easy so I started asking him to subtract some and tell me how many frogs were left and then the next turn, I had him add some extra and tell me how many.
4. It really is that easy and entertaining. We also sang the "Green and Speckled Frog Song", pretending the egg carton were the log, which reinforces subtraction.
Whereas the girls are drawn to language, this boy of mine is enthralled by numbers. We started measuring with him this week, so I'll have something next week to share!