Big numbers can be hard to visualize for young children. Today, we have a book to read and a book to make to help make counting and the concept of numbers into a concrete experience.
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How Big is a Million? by Anna Milbourne is the story of Pipkin the Penguin who sets out on a journey to discover the size of one million. There is a huge pull out poster that will help to illustrate the large number.
It is a fun book to read over and over again.
After we read the story, we decided to create our own counting book and stuck to smaller numbers.
We made an easy reader snowball book.
Materials Needed: 7 pieces of blue 9×12 construction paper, a bag of cotton rounds, glue sticks, markers, masking tape and scissors
1. Write “one snowball”, “two snowballs”, “three snowballs”, etc. on each page. You will use the front and back of each sheet. Two blank sheets will be used for your front and back covers.
2. Your kids are now ready to glue their snowballs (cotton rounds) onto each page.
3. Now it is time to assemble your book. We love to use the masking tape binding to create a lay flat book. Here is a short video to show you how to assemble the book.
4. Time to read your new homemade book.
Enjoy reading and writing about numbers!
For more story corner ideas, check out these posts.
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Sparkle Snowflake Magnets from To The Moon and Back
Usborne Books for Homeschooling by Teach Beside Me
Penguin Learning Activities from True Aim Education