Here are 3 examples of games you can make yourself to reinforce maths concepts with your children. I have used these games in my class with my three and four year olds and all of them are very effective in teaching important maths concepts and a lot of fun. They are quick and very simple to make with things that you have lying around the house.
Number and colour recognition, turn taking and development of fine motor skills.
The children can either choose a colour and catch all of the fish in that colour or catch all of the fish and sort them according to number or colour.
Number recognition and counting using a die.
Get the children to identify the numbers before you begin and then roll the die.
Use a homemade die with the numbers on it or a traditional die if your child is able to count and or recognise the number of dots.
After rolling the die, find the corresponding spider and position on the web.
Number recognition, counting and ordering numbers.
This activity is a wonderful fine motor activity and promotes imaginative play.
The children need to identify the number on the snakes head and then thread the correct number of beads on the body.