Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Conker Counting

This week we have been on a conker hunt in our local park. Whilst this was fascinating for them to split the green shells open and discover the lovely shiny conkers, we did end up with quite a few! As a result I decided that they would be perfect to play a little counting game. 

The children, still fascinated with the shiny surfaces of the conkers, had all been attempting to count the number of conkers they had found. To vary this I provided them with some cards with both the number symbol and text on the card and encouraged them to count out the correct amount of conkers for each card. 

In addition to counting, which the children always enjoy,  we used this opportunity to enhance sorting and number recognition. 

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