A Little Messy
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Question and Wonder:
Which are easier for you to follow in the grid: numbers or letters?
What can you do to make it harder? Hop on one foot? Time each other? what else?
Imagine and Design:
Make a grid using the tape, if your inside and chalk if you are outside. Make 10 boxes for numbers or 26 for the letters of the alphabet. Write a number or letter in each box, in a random order.
Can you help write your numbers or letters?
How big do you want to make the grid? What other shapes can you make the grid?
Now count to 10 jumping from one box to the other in the correct order. If you are doing the letters of the alphabet, then hop to each letter in the correct order.
Test and Discuss:
Did you sing the alphabet song as you went from box to box? Did it make it easier to move? If you didn’t, try it.
Did you say or sing anything while doing your numbers? What did you do to make it easier to move?
Make it harder by making the grid bigger and counting up to a higher number. How did you do?