In this video I shared some ideas for kindergarten math with manipulatives:

math with manipulatives

Activities With Counting bears:

  • Sorting colored bears into the right colored cups
  • Naming the colors
  • Count each color category
  • Count total amounts
  • Practice addition/subtraction with them (take away/add)

Counting chips:

  • Choo-choo train (adding/subtracting from the caboose)
  • Skip counting
  • Build/design shapes into geometric figures
  • Geometry – creating shapes with counting

Building blocks:

  • Shapes

Wooden logs/flash cards:

  • addition using flash cards with manipulatives to reinforce the visual with the practical hands-on


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Demetria is a homeschooling mom and "mompreneur" who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a Shih-Tzu. She currently runs two podcasts for moms, blogs, writes music, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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