Friday, September 2, 2011

Count and Stamp with LEGOs

My son’s favorite toy is LEGOs. (Who am I kidding? They’re probably my favorite toy too.) They are great fine motor practice, encourage creativity and role play, don’t require batteries, and don’t make noise. To work on counting with my son, I created this LEGO math activity.

What you need:
LEGO stamping answer sheet and number cards
Washable ink stamp pad
LEGO blocks (no flat ones or one-dot blocks)
A few plies of paper towel or a piece of craft foam
Plastic hollow popsicle stick (mine came in Wilton’s Lollipop Wrapping Kit)

Download the answer sheet and printable number cards from Google Docs here.
What he did:
My son drew a card and wrote the numeral on his answer sheet. Then he dug through the bowl of LEGOs to find blocks which had dots that added up to the number on his card. Insert the popsicle stick into the back of the block (it won’t fit inside the circles, but rather between the side of the block and the center circles). 

Press into the ink and stamp in the box on the answer sheet next to the printed numeral. Note: place paper towels or foam sheet under the paper so the imprints are more visible.


Voila, math with LEGOs!


PS – Like the LEGO number cards I made? Make your own LEGO numbers using instructions from the LEGO website. My son LOVED doing this! 

7 comments:

  1. I just wanted you to know, (since I do not always leave you comments), I have "pinned" so many of your activities! THANK YOU for sharing all creativeness with us...

    ("Pinning" is a HUGE compliment, you know...) :0)

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  2. Indeed it is, Wonder Mom! Thank you for following!

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  3. So smart - as a former elementary math specialist I love these activities!

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  4. How fun! Looks like he's enjoying himself. :) Thanks for linking up at Math Monday.
    Cindy @ love2learn2day

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  5. Thank you for this great idea and for sharing the links! Love it!!!

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  6. So fun! My son is into Legos right now too so I may as well be deceptive and throw in some math too. Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm pinning it too.

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  7. Seriously, I just keep finding more goodies here! Do you have a subscribe by email button? You have amazingly fun activities here. I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

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