Recently I was shipped some AWESOMELY cool and fun manipulatives from ETA Cuisenaire. With all of the traveling and other craziness I am just now breaking into the kit! So, I wanted to share the super fun things I have done just with the color tiles alone (more blogs to come soon!) In my classroom I am always looking for items that are hands on, but more importantly serve many different purposes. These little tiles are Fantastic, and my students have loved using them already!
|Pulled out color buckets and have students sort the colors tiles into the correct color container|
|Sorting is important, but so is matching. This activity I started with one color and they had to match a color to it. As we have progressed I now lay out all 4 colors and give the student one color to match.|
|Great for patterning! Have students continue on a pattern or create their own.|
|The tiles can be used as counters to complete addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems.|
These are only a few things I have done so far!
Some more ideas:
-use the color tiles to fill in graphs and have students answer questions
-write words on the different tiles and have students create sentences (have yellow ones be verbs, blue be nouns, green be adjectives and so on)
-bury tiles in a sensory bucket and have students find them and sort/graph/chart answer questions about what they found
-use them to create fractions
The ideas are ENDLESS! What are your ideas to use color tiles for?
So, I want to end on Secretary's Day. I get some of the BEST ideas from Pinterest!
|Check out these cute bouquets! Each one has 10 pencils stuck into a flower pot. Each pencil has a foam flower on top. Great way for hands to help making the flowers by punching holes in the middle and putting on a pencil.|