Snowballs and Math
Snow! Take your child outside to play, but make it into a math lesson at the same time
Different sized snowballs or ice cubes
What to do:
- Bring your child outside and invite him to form different-sized snowballs or make ice cubes of varying sizes inside.
- Have your child experiment with placing the snowballs or ice cubes in a row so that they are placed from smallest to largest or vice versa.
- Use the words "small" "smaller" "smallest" "large" "larger" "largest" "big" "bigger" "biggest". These are math terms that can be hard to learn. This game is a good introduction for your child.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- This is a pretty "small" snowball. Can you find (or make) one that is even "smaller"? (Use the math terms.)
- How many snowballs are there in this line?
While you are having fun together, your child is developing math skills.