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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Math Centers and a Quick, Fun Math Game

I am loving that it is fall...even if it doesn't feel like it.  It's 80 degrees here and that is not how I think of fall.  But, our classroom is beginning to look and feel alot like fall.  :)  We are doing fall centers this week.  This is my newest packet and I have to say I love it!  And, so do the kids which is even more important.  I'm posting picture of our math centers this week.  Stay tuned for our fall literacy centers.  I'm also posting a few pictures of a fun and quick math game we are playing this week.  :)  If you like the centers they can be found in my Fall-tastic Fun Unit.

Okay, so this is the most fun center this week.  The students walk around and count the falling leaves.  Then, record it on their paper.  I like to have at least 1 center group up and moving.  
 Here's what they look like close up.

Here's the response sheet.

We are already testing on number words (crazy, I know) so we are practicing really hard!

Need a quick math game?  I made tree mats...one per 2 students.  I used some leftover scraps of foam to die-cut mini leaves.  You could use any type of counter for this and call it leaves.  
Next, I gathered my kiddos at the rug and partnered them up.  I gave each group a counting mat, a die, and a handful of leaves.  
I modeled how to play the game a couple of times and let them loose.  They had a ball!

How to play:  Each partner rolls the die and adds that many leaves to their tree.  We are comparing numbers this week so they had to decide which tree had less/fewer leaves.  We played for about 10-15 minutes and then cleaned up.  Quick & Fun!  Who doesn't love that?


  1. While you are experiencing a mild Fall here in Australia, we are having a very warm spring. We already at 30 - 33 oC. Wondering what our Summer will be like! Super centre activities. Loads of fun in maths happening in your room. Thanks for sharing.
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  2. I love your fall activities! They look fun and engaging.

  3. Thanks for sharing your quick, fun math activity!
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

  4. I just love seeing the fun things you have going on in your classroom, especially the count the falling leaves center! Looks like another great unit I'll have to add to my cart. ;)

  5. I loved your counting falling leaves and your tree activity... I always get some great ideas from your posts. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards from Alberta,

  6. LOVE the hanging leaves! SO fun! You are SO creative! I also adore the leaf comparison game! We will have to play that next week! Fall here is in the 50-60s :) A little bit cooler, huh?!


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