ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM
This week’s area of focus is MATH, we are teaching basic math skills with a useful visual. For this activity, your child will learn how to count, add and subtract, by using a helping hand!
- A rubber glove
- Beans or other small items
- Elastic band
- Whiteboard/chalkboard or paper
- Markers/chalk or crayons
The first step is to fill your rubber glove with beans. You don’t want to fill it too much or the fingers will not bend easily. Wrap the elastic band on the wrist end of the glove to close it up tightly. Now place the new hand on a whiteboard and add in plus and minus signs in between the fingers.
You can start by folding down one of the fingers and having your child add (or subtract) the remaining fingers together.
This activity is designed to help your child with adding and subtracting numbers together. Children often use their fingers to count, so why not give them an extra hand to do it!
If you try this with the children in your life, remember to share your creations with us on social media @childmuseumwpg