Calendars made of paper chains

MATHS

Materials:

calendar

strips of colored paper with sizes 5 x 15 cm

sticky tape or glue

What should be done:

1. Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring solstice. This date may fall between 22 mark a 25 April.

2. It may be difficult for young children to make proper judgments about the passage of time, and this method will help them.

3. On the regular calendar, count the days to Easter (or any other holiday), kindergarten concert, one of the children's birthdays or another upcoming event.

4. Show the children the strips of paper and explain, that each of them reflects one day. Give each of the children as many stripes, how many days are left until the selected date.

5. Help the children make a paper chain by connecting circles made of glued strips.

6. Each day, your child should cut or break one link of the chain. This will give the children a concrete idea of the time and distance from the upcoming holiday.

7. If you want, use much longer strips, creating one large group calendar. Let the children take turns removing the links from it.

What else can be done:

Talk about the different ways of measuring time.

maths: Children can use paper chains to learn the order of the days of the week. Let each day be represented by a specific color. Write this color code on the table on the wall (e.g.. monday = blue, tuesday = green etc.). Help the kids make a complete monthly chain.

More math: For older children, removing consecutive chain links allows you to practice your countdown skills. After breaking the circle, count back the remaining cells.