Try this fun positional words activity with your preschool or kindergarten students!
It’s the final week of the K-2 Math Activities series with Playdough to Plato and This Reading Mama! This week our theme is Geometry.
When I thought about creating a geometry game for kindergarten, I decided to focus on positional words rather than shapes. Here’s a list of positional words that kids should understand:
- next to
- close to
- far from
I chose to combine this mathematical understanding with literacy – and created a set of three printable, interactive books.
If your young child is a fluent reader (as mine is), he can read each page and glue the animal where it belongs. On this page, “The butterfly is between the bees.”
If your child isn’t reading on his own yet, have him cut out the pictures and glue them in the appropriate places as you read the pages. On this page: “The butterfly is beside the tree.”
This was a quick, fun activity for my Five.
You get three free books in the download!
Other ways to teach positional words:
- Use toys. “Can you put the lego man under the cup? Put him behind the cup. Now put him on top of the cup.”
- Get active! “Jump over the rope. Stand behind the rope. Run around the rope. Sit in front of the rope.”
Here’s the whole series:
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