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Addition Clouds – Hands on Math Activity

hands on math activity for preschoolers to practice addition
Written by Veronica

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This Addition Clouds activity is an easy and fun way to introduce math, like addition and subtraction, to toddlers and preschoolers. Solving the simple problems and using fingerpaint to add the raindrops underneath each cloud helps little ones learn to count, visually see the answers and be fully engaged while having a ton of fun!

 

Addition Clouds - this is such a fun preschool hands on math activity that allows them to count while adding the numbers 1-10. This is perfect for a spring theme math center #preschool #preschoomath #addition

Addition Clouds – Hands on Math Activity

Introducing math to preschoolers can be confusing, difficult and a lot to handle. However, it doesn’t have to be! If you’re involving the child hands-on, keeping them fully engaged and excited through-out learning, they’ll be thrilled to explore new subjects and lessons any day.

This Addition Clouds activity is great because, first, which kid doesn’t love fingerpaint and second, it’s super easy set-up for the parent.

Preschoolers are visual learners and in this activity they see the math problems written out on each cloud, which helps them familiarize with reading and understanding them. Once they’ve solved the problem, they’ll be using the fingerpaint to stamp on the correct sum of raindrops right under the cloud, working on and improving fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

If you would like more math activities, take a peak at these Fill-In Math CardsPost-It Math and Salt Tray Math for more counting fun!

Hands on Math Activity

hands on math activity for preschoolers to practice addition

To set-up this activity you’ll need:

  • White cardstock
  • Light blue cardstock
  • Craft scissors
  • Blue fingerpaint
  • Gluestick
  • Colored permanent markers (I love how practical and bold they are)

Spring Math idea for preschoolers

Spring Math

Directions:

Start by free-hand drawing clouds on the light blue cardstock, making them about 2″ x 3″. Draw as many clouds as you want to have addition problems, we did 5 (your clouds don’t have to be perfect, kids won’t notice I promise). Cut them all out.

Addition Practice

Addition Practice

 

Now glue the clouds onto the white cardstock, spacing them out a bit. Using the colored permanent markers write simple math problem right on the clouds.

Math Activities for Preschoolers

Math Activities for Preschoolers

Your Addition Clouds are now ready to be solved! Have the preschooler say the problem out loud, count and solve it. Using the fingerpaint stamp the correct sum of raindrops under the cloud.

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About the author

Veronica

My name is Veronika and I'm a stay at home mom to two small kids. I believe kids learn better when they're engaged and fully captivated while having a ton of fun at the same time. That's why I love creating easy, educational and most importantly fun activities for my preschooler and share them with you!

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