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DINOSAUR BONES MATH [From: Numbers/Math]
Written by: Shirley Johnston [Shirley is a teacher at Sanford Elementary.]

Age:

2-5 years

Activity Summary:

Children will learn about counting and patterns.

What You Need:

•A Large bag of dog bones
•A box of small dog bones (variety of colors)
•Paper, crayons and pencils

What You Do:

ACTIVITY ONE
  1. Students use the large bones to explore making patterns.
  2. Trace bone shape on white strip of paper and color AB pattern.
  3. I use the students work as a border for class dinosaur mural.
ACTIVITY TWO
  1. Use small different colored dog bones to make different patterns.
  2. Use large and small dog bones to make patterns.
ACTIVITY THREE
  1. Put 12 small dog bones in a plastic bag with two dice.
  2. Students work in pairs rolling dice.
  3. With each roll student will remove the number of bones according to the number he/she rolled.
  4. Student with the most bones wins.
ACTIVITY FOUR
  1. Write the numbers 1-12 on twelve large dog bones.
  2. Have students close eyes and remove one of the bones.
  3. Students look at the remaining bones and must tell which number bone is missing.


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