Set up a simple clothes shop at home.
Encourage the children to look at the labels inside clothes and to make comparisons between different sized clothes. Encourage the use of comparative language e.g. big, small, middle sized, bigger, smaller etc.
Count sets of clothes and ask questions such as How many t shirts, shorts, socks? etc.
Match, count and sort socks. Talk about a pair of socks being two. Count pairs of socks and count individual socks.
Develop problem solving skills - count how many all together, how many if we take one away or find one more
Look at and discuss shapes and patterns on clothes
Go for a materials and number walk.
When I went to Longford Park I went on a numbers and material walk.
Can you see lots of blue bins? The blue bins are made out of plastic. Why do you think the blue bins have different numbers on them? It must be blue bin day today!
Can you see the lost cat poster? The poster is made out of paper? Can you see the phone number on the poster?
See if you can help find Loki. Perhaps he has already been found!
Can you see metal signs with numbers on? These signs are in the disc golf area in Longford Park. What numbers can you see?
What other signs and numbers can you see in my pictures and what are they for?
Maths story time – Listen to the story ‘Titch’. Talk about the comparative vocabulary in the book. Titch is the youngest and smallest in his family. Make links and comparisons to your own family structure.