In music class this past week we have been working on songs/games/chants all about numbers! We have been practicing many familiar chants and songs and it has warmed my heart to see how many children know about different number rhymes!
Students at Pike Lake were SO excited to learn that they could play some of these games at home if they ask very nicely for permission! I've been very tickled to hear how many students bring music class home with them (whether you want them to or not!!!). Here's another way to bring a little bit of music class to your home!
This activity ties really well into your child's mainstream math curriculum. Number sorting can be challenging for some kids at this age, so this activity is a wonderful way to practice sorting and also keeping a steady beat!
All you need are number flashcards or homemade number flashcards from 1-10. This could be a fun rainy day or weekend craft!
One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!
Say the rhyme above. Ask your child/ren: How fast can you sort the numbers? Can you put them in order from 1-10 before the rhyme is done?? Try saying the rhyme slow at first. Then start to say it faster each time. The goal is to sort the numbers before the rhyme is done! Show your child/ren how fast YOU can sort the numbers!!
Did you try this at home? I would love to hear all about it! In music class we didn't have enough time to let every student have a turn in class. When I told the students that they play this at home with some help, they were STOKED!