This new free download is a game to practice the use of cardinal numbers.

It uses shapes in different colors and sizes, and other manipulatives like lego’s and is suitable for the youngest group of Math learners.

Go to Free Activities and Downloads and print the Shapin’up game board, rule cards and shapes. Laminate or glue on cardstock and cut out the cards and shapes.

Before you start, let your child play with the shapes and manipulatives, ask him/her to tell you about them and to sort them according to color and shape.

The actual activity:

Tell your child that you are going to play a game with the shapes. The first contest is the biggest one wins.

Show your child a row with three triangles in order from large to small and anounce the winner, second and third place.

Play the game with other shapes. Your child announces first, second, and third place.

Alternate with your child to choose a rule (smallest -largest, longest – shortest, most corners – least corners, higest – lowest) and to put together the row of three and anounce places.

Make variations with small toys or manipulatives you have available.

Have fun!