Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Math Themed Water Sensory Bin

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We've been exploring with magnets a lot lately. The most recent exploration involved fishing for magnets in a water sensory bin, which the boys loved. So I decided to recreate that sensory bin with a math twist and encourage some fine motor play by fishing for the numbers.

Early math water sensory play for kids using number magnets from And Next Comes L

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For this math themed water sensory bin, I used:
K was really into the fishing aspect, spending a lot of time picking up the different numbers. He would name them then pluck them off the magnet wand. Then he'd repeat. Over and over.

Fishing for numbers in a math themed water sensory bin for kids from And Next Comes L

J, on the other hand, was more into creating math sentences and answering them.

Creating math sentences in a water sensory bin from And Next Comes L

Creating math sentences in a water sensory bin from And Next Comes L

Sometimes the numbers migrated outside the sensory bin for some good old fashioned lining up. J enjoyed creating really large numbers. It may have something to do with the fact that he has been reading a book called Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers all week!

Playing with numbers in a math themed water sensory bin for kids from And Next Comes L

Looking for more math ideas? Try Making Math Patterns on a Clear Geoboard or counting to 100 on a Homemade 100 Chart. You can find even more ideas on my Numbers, Counting, & Math board on Pinterest.

Early math water sensory play for kids using number magnets from And Next Comes L
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