This idea came from the Evil Math Wizard. I saw them once on her blog and she was kind enough to explain what they were and how to make them.
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I use it all the time and think it was well worth the money. Play them everyday. I play them during snack time and other transition times. The kids love it!
This past year, I took the skip counting a step farther and added in an exercise for each number in the skip count. For example, I might say, “We are skip counting by 3s while doing jumping jacks.” The kids get out of their seat and do a jumping jack for each number in the skip count sequence. Being up and moving helps to keep the blood circulating and increases memory. It also makes skip counting fun! Exercises you could use: jumping jacks, squats, toe touches, free dance, push ups, etc.
I made a PowerPoint that has the exercises and the skip count patterns on slides for my students. This made it easier for those students who still need to see the number as they have not yet memorized the patterns. You can download this PowerPoint for FREE by clicking on the picture below.
Would you like a FREE sample with interactive notebook activities?! Just click on the picture below!