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NUMBER SNACKS

 
PIZZA - FRACTIONS
You can introduce basic fractions to your children through the use of a pizza.
Cut a small pizza into four pieces.
Have your child count the pieces.
Remove one of the pieces and explain that you now hold one of the four pieces in your hand, while three of the four pieces or ¾ of the pizza is still on the plate.
Continue with the other pieces.
 
SANDWICH - HALF vs. WHOLE
While serving a sandwich to your child, ask him if he wants “half” of a sandwich or a “whole” sandwich.
While giving your child a class of juice, ask if she wants a “full” glass or a “half” glass.
 
SANDWICH – COUNTING
When you serve your child a whole sandwich, ask her if she would like her sandwich cut into two pieces or into four pieces.
 
SNACK PACK - COUNTING
Let your child help make his own “snack pack”.
Set out small bowls of cereals, small candies, small crackers, pretzel sticks, etc.
Give your child a small zip-lock bag and have him place four or five of each small snack into his bag.
Let your child enjoy his “snack pack” as a snack on an outing or for anytime.
 
WATERMELON – COUNTING SEEDS
Give your child a triangle of watermelon.
Have him spit out the seeds onto his plate.
When he is done, have him count the number of seeds he found in his section.
 
PEAS IN THE POD – COUNTING
Give your child a pea pod.
Have her open up the pod and count the number of peas in her pod.
 
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES – COUNTING

When making blueberry pancakes, ask your child if he wants 4 or 5 blueberries in his pancake.
Have your child count the berries in his pancake before he eats it.
 
ORANGE SECTIONS – COUNTING
Peel an orange for your child.
Divide the orange into it’s sections.
Help your child count the number of sections in the orange.
Give your child half of the sections. How many would that be?