Strawberry and Raisin were excited for winter to begin so they can play in the snow! Strawberry was quite young last year, but even then, she talked about falling in the snow all year long.
It has been a mild December so far, but we finally got some icy snow in the last week. Strawberry and Raisin headed right out to enjoy it.
When they come inside, I always let them have some hot cocoa to help them warm up. I decided to sneak a tiny bit of learning in on a day when it was too yucky to go outside! We practiced “marshmallow math” at the kitchen table. Marshmallow counting was so much fun for my preschooler.
For my daughter, I had cards with cups of cocoa and marshmallows in the cup. She was to find the same number of real marshmallows, counting to put them on the card.
I made counting cards without the number and 10 more with the number labeled (for those still in the earliest stage of number learning. Then, I also made ten frames with marshmallows for my daughter to play with. She loved lining up the marshmallows on those. The ten frame marshmallow cards helped her a lot!
And of course she had to eat the marshmallows after she solved each card.
For my son, I had some simple addition (to 10) cards. I actually made them for him last year, so they were quite easy for him this year. But he did not mind. Adding marshmallows is a great game when you get to eat them afterward!
The kids loved the marshmallow fun!
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