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All About Me Math Race

For our preschool All About Me theme, we're practicing number identification with a gross motor math race! People retain information faster and better if it is relevant to their lives. Preschoolers are no different and adding movement increases understanding as well.

All About Me Preschool Unit: Kids race to get numbers to answer questions!

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We set our foam numbers out in numerical order. This is a task that you can invite the children to help you with or set up before hand. Alternatively you could write the numbers with sidewalk chalk either on a number line when first teaching or mixed up for review. 

The kids started at the bottom of the driveway with me. When I asked an All About Me math question, they had to race up to find the correct number. They brought it back relay race style.

First I asked them their age so both kids could run at once. For a classroom setting, it might make more sense to take turns and cheer each other on. If you have students that require a bit more support in number identification, you can have another adult up at the number line helping them find the numeral they need.

All About Me Preschool Theme
All About Me math questions that you might ask:

How old are you?
How many pets do you have?
How many brothers do you have?
How many sisters do you have?
How many wheels are on your bicycle?
How many teeth have you lost?
How many candles will be on your next birthday cake?
What is your bedtime?
How many eyes do you have?
How many shoes do you have on?

How many pillows are on your bed?

Feel free to add more All About Me questions in the comments below!

More All About Me themed activities:

Erase Me Rhyming Activity via Growing Book by Book

Spell Your Name Sensory Bin via Mom Inspired Life

All About Me Early Writing Activity via The Educators’ Spin On It

All About Me Booklet via Tiny Tots Adventures

Scratch and Sniff Names via Fun-A-Day

Name Recognition Snack via Munchkins and Moms

Build my name via Rainy Day Mum

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this game! What a great way to connect physical activity, math, and the theme of all about me. Can't wait to try it with my kids.

  2. Oh my, this is an awesome activity! I must go and dig out a set of numbers to do this today!

  3. Oh my, this is an awesome activity! I must go and dig out a set of numbers to do this today!

  4. Yup, I know what we are playing outside today. Love this activity!

  5. I love everything about this game!!! So doing this today!

  6. What a creative game! There are so many questions to ask that connect with numbers!

  7. This looks like so much fun. What a great way to get kids learning and moving!