This activity is a great way to beat the heat of Summer. With just a few cheap materials, my kids were entertained all morning long. Best of all, we got to practice some math skills while the kids had fun in the sun!
Ages: 3 - 8
A little messy
Gather all materials. This activity is easy to put together anywhere and only requires a few basic materials. We always pick up lots of sidewalk chalk at the Dollar store.
We drew concentric circles with the chalk to create a bullseye shape. We used different colors to make it more fun for the kids and to give my 2-year-old some practice with his colors.
My 4-year-old and I worked on counting by 10s to fill in the circles.
The kids had a great time throwing their sponges at the bullseye. We played a few different games with this. First, we threw the sponges to see who could get the highest number.
Then, we worked together as a team and tried to see how many points we could get together. I love activities that let me introduce math concepts in a fun way that is easy for the kids to understand.
For my 2-year-old, we drew a line of different shapes. As I drew the shapes, my 2-year-old picked out colors and identified the shapes. Then, we counted the shapes and numbered them.
My 4-year-old helped me count up my 2 and 3-year-old's points and then the kids spent another hour tossing sponges, playing in water, and using the sponges to squirt water on the numbers.