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?