Preschool Learning: Mail Sorter Math Activity
What you need:
- 5 pieces of paper
- 5 envelopes
- 5 medium-size boxes
- Marker or crayon
- Backpack or handle bag
- Pick five shapes (or colors) and draw one shape on each of the five sheets of paper.
- Draw those same shapes on the five envelopes and five boxes.
- Ask your child to fold and put each piece of paper into its matching envelope.
- Cut a slit in the front of each box (big enough to fit an envelope).
- Set up the five "mailboxes" around your home or backyard.
- Have your child fill her backpack with the mail and then send her off on her special deliveries.
How this builds brains: Knowing colors and shapes allows your child to start to sort and classify objects based on those attributes. Encouraging your child to sort objects into different groups will help with their observation and critical-thinking skills and will ultimately lead to better reading, writing, math and science abilities.
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