# Chalk hopscotch

**Posted:**May 20, 2014

**Filed under:**Daycare Math Lesson |

**Tags:**counting, number recognition, skip counting Leave a comment

It has been a wet early spring but finally we have a math session outside. How I have waited for this!

This was a session where I had too much to do to take pictures, but counting aloud in hopscotch is not an original idea and there are lots of other sources, in particular homeschool blogs, who link this classic game to math.

The slightly obnoxious but nevertheless educational Let’s Play Today has this video:

# Race Car Math: Counting and Number Recognition Activity for Preschoolers – Frugal Fun For Boys

**Posted:**May 16, 2014

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This was fun! I’m a fan of the blog Frugal Fun for Boys and knew I had to try their race car math. This was a very involved activity for my group and we did a scaled-down version of the activity in which each kid got two cars assigned by me and let them roll down my cardboard ramp onto the floor to see how far they would go. We measured some times but not all as there was as much learning going on in the standing-in-line and taking turns department as in math.

Ideally, have two cars of the same color if children have difficulty remembering which number car they we assigned.

**Materials**

Two cars per child

masking tape and permanent marker for race numbers

squares of paper for drawing numbers

Ramp: cardboard or PVC tubing

Clipboard, paper and pencil

Original idea:

Race Car Math: Counting and Number Recognition Activity for Preschoolers – Frugal Fun For Boys.

via Race Car Math: Counting and Number Recognition Activity for Preschoolers – Frugal Fun For Boys.