Supplies for Homeschool Kindergarten Game
Poster (smaller size) White
Red construction paper
Outline of a candy cane
How to Play Candy Cane Ordinals
On a poster board, draw a candy cane for the homeschool kindergarten game. At this time, do not add the stripes. Adding the stripes later is part of the game. Make several red strips with numbers one through ten, written in ordinals. For example, first, second, third and so on. Do this all the way to ten.
Then, on one side of the candy cane poster write one to ten around the candy cane. Then, on the other side write one to ten with ordinal numbers. Use sticky tack to help the strips of red stay on the candy cane.
Learning how to recognize ordinal numbers in homeschool kindergarten will create the base for building on those numbers. As they grow into the elementary years understanding ordinal numbers will grant them the ability to put things in places. Ordinal numbers help children to see the place for each number.
Finally, allow the homeschool kindergartener to attach the red number strips by matching the names of the ordinal numbers. Helping them sound out the words helped my kindergartener.
Learning ordinal numbers in homeschool kindergarten will work with reading, word and number identification. Mastery of completion allows them to get a candy cane treat, and plenty of hugs.
Ordinal Numbers for Kindergarten
Combining candy and games is always an encouraging way to learn. Completing the game once with my help, my kindergartener had to try it on his own. Successfully he was able to match the words again. After a few times he made the connection between numbers and ordinals.
Using what we have to make an educational connection builds yearly in learning. New pathways are opened once the child makes the physical connection. Math was always difficult for me. Through hands on learning games my goal in our homeschool to master the mathematical connections and utilize them all through life.
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