By Jennifer Bardsley
Here’s a fun math game for preschoolers called “Make Me Dinner.” This game is deceptively simple. It works on loads of math skills through pretend play.
All you need are two divided plates and game pieces. My daughter and I use square inch tiles, but beans, peas or cereal would work too.
First mom or dad makes dinner on one plate, and then the kid makes an exact copy. Easy, right? Nobody even needs to mention the word “math”!
But if you were to think about learning objectives, “Make Me Dinner” incorporates quantity visualization, counting and matching. Those are all important math skills that will help prepare kids for Kindergarten.
If you are interested in more math ideas for preschoolers, please check out Math for Two and Three Year Olds.