Autumn preschool math activity

Autumn preschool math activity

Do your children love collecting conkers, acorns and leaves? If so then they will love this autumn tuff spot which can be adapted for various ages and can include a simple math activity for preschool children. Again the math activity can be adapted for older children too. My children loved playing in our tuff spot filled with “autumn treasures” and the addition of a set of autumn number cards made it a fun learning activity too.

 

autumn preschool math activity

 

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Setting up an autumn tuff spot

One of the great things about this activity is that it’s two activities in one. The first activity is to go out on a nature walk to collect lots of autumn natural elements to add to your tuff spot or sensory bin. We collected a variety of different types and coloured leaves, acorns, conkers and pine cones. We even had some conkers that were still in their shells too.

 

Once back home I added the items to our tuff spot along with a few basic tools and a set of autumn number cards (which you can download by joining my mailing list at the end of this post).

 

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Suggested items to include in your autumn tuff spot

A selection of leaves, conkers, acorns and pine cones

Bowls

Scoops and tweezers

Tuff spot

 

Toddler autumn sensory tuff spot

autumn sensory tray

autumn preschool math activity

 

My toddler who is just two had lots of simple fun playing with the tray. She loved collecting acorns and conkers and putting them in the bowls. She had a go with the jumbo tweezers but she couldn’t quite get the hang of them. She also jumped right into the tray and crawled around in the leaves! We discussed the different colours and textures.

 

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Autumn preschool math activity

For older children, there are lots of learning opportunities using the number cards. There are so many opportunities for counting and number recognition. You can adapt the activities to your child’s age and abilities.

 

autumn preschool math activity

 

We started by finding all the numbers hidden in the tuff spot.

 

autumn preschool math activity

 

Then my daughter put them into the right order from 1 – 20 (for younger children you could just do 1-5 or 1-10).

 

autumn preschool math activity

autumn preschool math activity

 

Next, we used conkers from the tray to count and match the correct number of conkers to the number on the cards.

 

autumn preschool math activity

How to make autumn number cards

Download and print out your set of autumn number cards. The set includes 20 numbered, hand-drawn autumn illustrations (5 different designs). I printed mine out, laminated them and then cut them out. You don’t need to laminate yours but I would recommend printing them on card if you decide not to laminate them. Laminating them makes them wipe clean and makes them a little sturdier and more durable.

 

autumn preschool math activity

 

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8 Comments

  1. October 20, 2018 / 6:16 am

    This looks like loads of fun. My three year old would love it. And my 16 month old twins would love crawling around in it – trying to eat it all!

    • Claire
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Did you see the video? That’s exactly what my 2 year old did although I think she is getting a little better at not eating things she shouldn’t.

  2. October 20, 2018 / 6:19 am

    Beautiful illustrations!

    • Claire
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you

    • Claire
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy them

  3. October 20, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    We love anything to do with conkers!

    • Claire
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Us too.

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