My kids love to stamp anything and everything. Today they decided a simple Stamping Dice Activity, which became a great lesson in early math.
We make our own stamp pads, which is really simple. All you need is felt, a plastic plate or lid, acrylic paint and salt. Cut the felt into a circle to fit the bottom of your plate. Squeeze a small amount of acrylic paint onto the plate, sprinkle with a bit of salt and stir. The salt will make the acrylic more fluid and easier to stamp with. Don’t use to much salt or it will become too runny. Lay the felt over the paint and let it absorb into the felt.
We made the plus, minus and equals signs by cutting up foam stickers to the right shape. Foam stickers work great because they have depth and are already sticky. We stuck the foam math signs onto dice and started stamping.
We also worked with the little ones on number sequencing. I love when the kids can learn while playing.