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We took the time to make a collection of short videos on how you can engage children of ages 3 to 5 in math within the comfort of your own home. These activities help enhance fine motor skills and get a hands on experience with shapes, objects, angles and lines. Encourage your child to manipulate objects to solve problems. Discuss with her how many toothpicks are needed to create a square, a cube or any other object. Explore math together and more importantly, have fun while doing so!
1. Use 4 marshmallows and 5 toothpicks to make 2 triangles.
2. Now, what about five triangles with 6 grapes and 9 toothpicks?
3. Let's get creative now, shall we? Can you make a bow out of six toothpicks and five marshmallows?
4. Let's take it up a notch and create a 3-D pyramid!
Hint: We first form the base of the pyramid which is a square and add four more toothpicks and one more grape to make a pyramid.
5. And finally, you and your child can build a house together! Count out loud how many marshmallows and toothpicks are needed to build a house.
Go ahead and build as many shapes and buildings as you like and be as creative as possible!