I hope that you’ll find something you’d like to try in this set of 10 preschool math activities for the letter T!
1. Counting, Number Recognition – Spring Tulips Count & Clip Cards
You can do these any time of year, but we started our Letter T math in the middle of March. Even though it still didn’t look like spring around here, we could imagine it! Read more about these cards and get your printable here.
2 – Sorting, Graphing, Counting – Transportation Graph
This is such a fabulous idea from I Can Teach My Child. I can’t think of a better way to introduce graphing to little ones. It uses toys they love, concepts they understand, and it uses a hands-on approach. You can read more about this idea here.
3 – Counting, One-to-One Correspondence – Dump Truck Counting Mat
This was a favorite at our house. I created the clip art and printed a set of cards numbered 1-20. My Two worked on filling the truck with items up to 5, while my Four enjoyed working with the higher numbers. Read more and get your printable here.
4 – Patterns – Truck Patterns
May I say that I am very proud of these? This was my first attempt at creating clip art from scratch. Thankfully, trucks are made of basic lines and shapes! 🙂 You can create your own patterns with pattern cards, give your child ten strips to complete (pictured), or use two separate worksheets. See my original post and get your printables here.
5 – Shapes – Trucks & Trains from Foam Shapes
I cut out a whole bunch of foam shapes — squares, triangles, rectangles, and black circles. Then I gave a small set to my Two and asked him to create a truck or train. He had fun with this. I have seen many bloggers get the foam shapes a little wet so that their children can create on the window or bathtub wall. They stick like magic!
6 – Matching, Shapes – Tool Match-Up
I originally posted about the idea here. It’s as simple as it looks. This activity is more appropriate for toddlers, but young preschoolers will enjoy it too. You could trace real tools for older preschoolers — including nuts and bolts of various sizes — to make it tougher.
7 – Number Recognition – Coloring Race
Print two copies of the train and have a coloring race with your child. Take turns flipping cards and coloring the matching space on your page. I used this coloring sheet to reinforce number recognition, but you can write whatever you’d like on the blank train to fit your needs: shapes, answers to simple math problems, etc. You could also fill the blank train with numbers from 2-12. Then roll dice and color their sum. See my original post and get your copy here.
8 – Sorting – Sorting Trash
This was a printable that my Two, Four, and Five did with me. It was beyond my Two, but the older kids understood how to separate the garbage from the recyclables. (Sorry – I don’t remember where I got this from!)
9 – Shapes, Matching – Truck Loading Shape Clip Cards
I found these great clip cards free at Teachers Pay Teachers via Pinterest. Unfortunately, the link is not currently working, so I can’t share them with you. 🙁 If they ever fix it, I’ll be sure to head back here and link it. If you have the link, please let me know in the comments!
10 – Sorting – Turtle Size Sort
My Two enjoyed sorting these turtles into piles of large, medium, and small. The printable is from Confessions of a Homeschooler.