Rubber Duck Math Game
– Ms. Nichole
A fun math game for preschoolers and kindergarteners inspired by the book 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle.
- Practice combination of numbers
- Practice identifying different ways to make 10
- 1 piece of paper that represents Shore (Green, Beige/Tan)
- 1 piece of paper that represents Water
- You could also use a bowl filled with water
- 10 Rubber ducks- if not available, you can use other toy ideas or print and cut out 10 paper ducks. (have your child color them in if they want!)
- Place your Water and Shore side by side on the surface you wish to work on
- Your child can scoop up all the ducks into their “boat” using their hands (if you have a boat toy they would like to use instead, go for it!)
- Drop the ducks “out of the boat”
- Yell “OVERBOARD!” – optional of course
- Then your child can count how many ducks landed in the Water and how many ducks landed on the Shore.
- Repeat as many times as you want
- Make observations along the way about the different combinations they could ge
- Have your child write out the combinations or tally how many times they got each combination during their game!
- You can also modify the number of ducks used to play the game and explore different combinations.
- You can also play with dice
- Have your child roll 2 dice, one can represent Shore and the other can represent Water.
- Have them detect what number was rolled for each, they can set the number of ducks on the Shore and Water according to the dice!
Happy Duck Counting!