Guessing Jar

My kids and I have been enjoying a fun and very simple, easy math activity.  We got a small glass jar and we have been filling it with a variety of items.  This week was all about the letter Pp, so we have had popcorn seeds, packing peanuts, pencils, pom poms and paperclips.  It is interesting to see what they guess.  The first time we had 43 packing peanuts and Isaiah guessed 20 and Ayla guessed 5.  Isaiah thought her guess was humorous and tried to convince her she was wrong, but she stuck to her guess.  The next time we did it they were much closer, each only about 10-15 away.  We set it on our kitchen table and talk about it during breakfast and then after lunch we make our final guesses and count them.  Very simple and the kids have had a lot of fun!

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About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

Posted on March 6, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I notice that since I guessed the first day and almost beat you I haven’t been afforded the opportunity to participate anymore!

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