Adding seems like a concept for older kids right. I always thought it was a 1st grade skill. In the traditional sense, it totally is a 1st grade skill. Adding numbers using number sentences and symbols is NOT a preschool skill at all, but adding using manipulatives and counting is TOTALLY a preschool skill!
We are adding up all the medals we ate (I mean won) during the Winter Games and your Lil’ will be so excited about all the chocolate that she won’t even realize she is doing some complex math!
Grab a FREE copy of the Adding Medals template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10
  • Understand values of numbers 0-10
  • Combine sets to get larger sets up to 10 total (8 crackers and 1 cracker make 9 crackers

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20
  • Understand values of numbers 0-20
  • Combine sets to get larger sets up to 20 total (10 crackers and 5 crackers make 15 crackers)

Required Materials

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Adding Medals Template

*Mini Reese's

*Rolos

*Hershey Kisses

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Adding Medals Template.
Step #2
Focus on one card at a time.
Step #3
Identify how many gold medals are on the card.

Take out the corresponding number of Reese’s.

Step #4
Identify how many silver medals are on the card.

Take out the corresponding number of Kisses.

Step #5
Identify how many bronze medals are on the card.

Take out the corresponding number of Rolos.

Step #6
Count all of your medals (candies.)
Step #7
Repeat this process for all of the cards.

Teacher Tip

Full disclosure! Rea was so obsessed with eating the chocolates that she could barely focus on the math. I definitely used chocolate to bribe my child to complete 3 task cards… Shhh..

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