What toddler doesn't like goldfish? Even my 15 year old son eats them! Today I'm going to share 5 ways to use goldfish crackers in your Tot School. I'm also offering a FREEBIE!
1.) GOLDFISH COLOR SORTING
This is pretty self-explanatory! You can use my Goldfish Color Sorting FREEBIE or you can just make piles. Help your child sort colored goldfish into four colors - yellow, orange, red, and green! Practice saying the color names while you do this. I also have a color graph you can use to graph the different colors.
2.) GOLDFISH PATTERNS
Use my Goldfish Pattern Cards with a bag of colored goldfish. I have AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns in these cards! You could also just make patterns for your toddler to copy or finish!
3.) GOLDFISH COUNTING
You can use my Goldfish Counting Cards to work on counting from 1 - 10. The "baby" goldfish work best on these cards, but you can use regular size as well! You could always write the numbers on index cards and have your child count out the goldfish!
4.) GOLDFISH ADDING
Use my Goldfish Addition Cards to add goldfish. I kept it simple with only a few addition problems, such as 1 + 1 and 2+2. Teach the concept of adding by placing a goldfish on each fish in the fishbowl on the cards. Count the fish. You could also use three small bowls to illustrate the concept of addition.
5.) GOLDFISH SIZE SORTING
You will need two different kinds of Goldfish for this activity - the "baby" goldfish and the regular size. Give your child a small bowl with a mixture of mini and regular size goldfish. Show him how sort them on the mat or into two piles - small and large. Work on the concept as well as vocabulary of "small" and "big".
Click HERE to get your Goldfish Color Sorting Mat for free, and click HERE to buy the entire digital set for $1.50 from my Etsy shop or I'll mail you the physical set, already laminated and cut apart, for $10.00!
What are some ways you've used goldfish in your toddler school?