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Gift Wrap Match

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

squares of wrapping paper in various colors and patterns
ribbon in a variety of colors
basket



Instructions:

1. Give each child a square of wrapping paper.
2. Place all the ribbons in a basket. If you don’t have ribbons, cut 1” strips or
squares from the larger wrapping paper.
3. Pass the basket around and encourage the children to find a ribbon that
matches the pattern or color of their paper.
4. Ask each child to tell why she chose a specific ribbon.


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