Roll and Cover and patterning Cat in the Hat, and 3 Dice Mat are fun to take out for Dr. Seuss birthday or anytime you are exploring his books. Making math fun and tying to a children’s book is something I have always tried to do.
Cat in the Hat Dice Roll and Cover Mats
Here are some that I came up with:
- Color the circles with crayons, marks, or color pencils
- Place a pom-pom over the sum
- Cover the sum with a bean. Maybe a red bean for the red stripes and a white bean for the white stripes
- Buttons would be great fun to cover the circles with
- Construction paper squares would work
- Bingo markers could be used to place dots on the dots
The early learning roll and cover math mat has children using two dice and the version for older children has them using three dice. Children that need to be able to count on the numbers might benefit from using dice with dots on them. Children that are ready to work more abstractly could use dice with numbers on them.
Cat in the Hat math activity mats can be used by children rolling and covering numbers on their own or they can do them with a friend. Each can take turns rolling and covering numbers.
Seuss Patterning Mat
Children could move the objects into the circles with a variety of tools or their fingers. My son likes to use his plastic children’s chopsticks or two wooden chopsticks bundled together with a rubber band or his fingers. Clothes pins or tongs could be used to transfer objects too.
Using any of the Cat in the Hat math activity mats would be fun to do as part of a Dr Seuss birthday celebration or anytime during the school year.Would you like to print out the Seuss Cat in the Hat math activity mats? Click on the links below to download copies of the mats.
Deirdre Smith writes/owns JDaniel4’s Mom. After twenty years as a elementary school and technology resource teacher in Northern Virginia, she became a stay at home mom in upstate South Carolina. Her blog features ways she and her 6year old are exploring learning, crafting, creating healthy meals and living life to its fullest. Deirdre can also be found on twitter as @jdaniel4smom and on her blog’s FB page. You can also check her out on Google+.