During Spell Outloud’s birthday bash week, I downloaded one of the party favors pdfs and printed this great game called “Where’s the cake?” in which you hide a cake picture under a number from 1 to 10 and the child has to guess where the cake is. This game is great for number recognition but Bear already knows her numbers well beyond ten. I still wanted to use the game because I knew it would be up her alley – I mean, it’s the cutest cake printout ever!
So, I adapted it.
We lay out the number cards. Bear grabs her favorite counters of the day. She closes her eyes. Mommy hides the cake. Then Mommy gives her an addition question to solve. The answer to the question is where the cake is hidden. In the photo she is working out 4 plus 4.
See the smile when she finds the cake:)
Another day we played it with addition and subtraction, and I even managed to sneak in a few very easy division and multiplication questions, helping her solve the problems with Gerber lids.
Here she is dividing 8 eggs into two groups.
Here she is making two groups of 3 for 2 times 3.
I love how I was able to extend this game for her to enjoy at her level. She enjoyed it so much she just kept asking me to hide the cake again and again.
Thanks, Jolanthe for this pdf!
Linked to Preschool Corner.