Color Swatch and Search
By Kindergarten, children will need to Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
Collect paint swatches from previous projects or paint store. Have your preschooler choose a color, then go search for it!
Remember to take what you find out of the bucket and count the objects.
By Kindergarten, children must demonstrate when counting objects, that they say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
This is called rational counting. Rational counting is when objects or events are matched up with a number name. This helps build the concept of quantity.
Craving an extension?
By Kindergarten, children will need to identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
- Discuss which color has more.
- Which color has less?
- How many more/less does one color have than another?
- Match objects in a vertical row to demonstrate more or less items.