Check out this list creative ways to teach one-to-one correspondence. When it comes to math activities for preschoolers, it’s important to make sure you have plenty of interesting and engaging one-to-one counting activities in your arsenal!
I loved seeing all of the one-to-one correspondence activities linked up at the past two Share It Saturdays! Each of the activities were meaningful and playful ways to teach an important math concept to the kiddos. I hope you find them as inspiring as I did!
what is one-to-one correspondence?
In a nutshell, one-to-one correspondence means matching one item to one corresponding item (or number). This can mean placing one toy bear on top of one colorful spool. It can mean putting one ball in one bucket. It can also mean placing five beans on the number 5. Keep in mind, while this is an important math skill, it’s also important in literacy too. For example, pointing to one word as you say one word.
Check out some of the inventive and engaging activities below for even more ideas!
one-to-one correspondence activities for kids
Counting Corn Kernels|Hands-On:As We Grow
Counting Turkey Feathers|3 Dinosaurs
LEGO Math – Place Value|The Science Kiddo
Alphabet Grid Games|This Reading Mama
Paper Shape Christmas Tree|Buggy and Buddy
Fall Math Activities with Acorn Numbers|Fun-A-Day!
Turkey Feather Counting & Sorting Game|A Little Pinch of Perfect
Pattern Activities for Kindergarten|How Wee Learn
Number Word Spider|Tiny Tots Adventures
Alphabet Matching Sensory Play|Pre-K Pages
Colorful Math with Loose Parts|Stimulating Learning with Rachel
What one-to-one correspondence activities do your children enjoy?
Now, onto Share It Saturday – check out the link up below to see what ideas are shared this week! If you’re a blogger, please link up old and new content to share with our readers!
In preschool, we do a LOT of counting, sorting, and ordering. And if you’re a regular reader of Fun-A-Day, you may already know that I’m not the biggest fan of worksheets. So, I prefer to use manipulatives or sets of objects, that I have on hand. Or sometimes I will purchase a new set. Below, I’ve listed my favorite manipulatives for the preschool classroom.
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- Counting bears
- Unifix cubes
- Small circle counters
- Learning links
- Pattern blocks
- Magnetic numbers & letters
- Mini erasers
This list just skims the surface of possibilities when it comes to manipulatives you can use with your preschoolers to count, sort, and order among other things! You can always use small figures or acrylic shapes based on your theme as well.
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