Make a circle, make a circle
Make it bigger, make it bigger
Make it smaller, make it smaller
Now make it disappear!
1. Marble painting: Place a piece of paper on the bottom of a baking tray, drop on some tempra paint, holding the edges of the tray roll a marble across the paper, making sure it rolls through the paint drops.
3. Bingo Dabber Art: Let your child go crazy with the bingo dabbers on a piece of paper (white works best). When the ink dries add a paper frame. Just remember bingo dabber ink is NOT washable so wear a smock.
4. Salad Spinner Painting: Place a piece of paper into a salad spinner between on the bottom of the spinning basket. Drop in some tempra paint and replace the lid. Have your child spin until they are done. Check out the cool painting!
5. Drawing Faces: Practice drawing faces. See how many circles you use.
6. Circle Stamping: Gather up some circles from around the house; cups, spools, cookie cutter, wine cork etc., dip them in some tempra paint and press them onto a large piece of paper.
2. Size Seriation: Have you child find some circles from around the house and line them up; tiny, small, medium, big and huge.
3. Patterns: Using game pieces (ie; checkers, connect four) start a pattern and have your child finish it. Try again with a more complicated pattern. Let you child start a pattern for you to finish.
1. Letter walk! Look for the letter C c and see how many circles you can find.
3. Find Your Name: On a piece of paper print your childs name and number of times in random locations. Fill in the space with other names or words. Have your child find their name and put a circle around it. For beginners have more copies of their name than other words, as they get better at recognizing their name make it harder.
4. Make Your Name: Cut some circles out of paper. Print one letter of your child's name on each circle. Have your child put them in the correct order to spell their name.
5. Circle the Cc's: Have your child circle all the Cc's that he/she can find in the newpaper, magazine or advertisement.
Number Recognition and Sequencing:
1. Roll of the Die: Roll the die, count the circles on it and see who can be the first to get to 20. Make a tally chart to keep score.
2. Find the Circles: Using different coloured cirlces (I use the lids from old Play dough containers), write the numbers 1-10 (or how ever many you have). Have your child close their eyes while you hide the circles around the playroom. As your child finds them, have him/her line them up in order. Also helps with colour recognition.
3. Circle Math: Using game pieces (ie checker, connect four) do some simple math addition and subtraction equations. For example; If I have 4 circles and I add 3 more, how many do I have now?
Centres: Pick a few activities and set up some centres at the kitchen table. If you are doing this with more than one child set a timer so they know when to switch activities. (Tip: centres work great when you need to make lunch)
Printouts: Cc Printouts
1. Sensory Bottle (great for babies): Using an empty water bottle, put in some pom-poms and fill with water. GLUE on the lid and tada! Entertainment for babies and toddlers. Add some glitter and it's even better.
2. Marbles: Put some marbles in a variety of sizes and colours on a baking tray and let your child sort them, roll them, race them. Just watch that they don't eat them!
3. Pompoms & Clothes Pegs: Put some pompoms in a bowl. Have your child move the pompoms from one bowl to another bowl using a clothes peg. Helps develop the pincer grasp needed for gripping writing instruments and scissors.
4. Practice with stacking rings: Great for babies.
2. Hola Hoops: Try spinning them, skipping with them, rolling them and jumping in them.
3. Circle Games: Play Ring Around the Rosie, The Farmer in the Dell, and Duck, Duck, Goose.
Neighbourhood Walk: Look at all the street signs. See how many shapes you find.
Visit a Bakery: Find a special "circle" treat.
Make a meal using only food that is circular in shape. Have your child help prepare the meal.