thanksgiving estimation jarsThanksgiving is just around the corner so it is time to use this amazing holiday to spark more than just an interest in pilgrims and pumpkin pie! Use Thanksgiving to work on math skills. I had set this up with my 7-year-old in mind but before he could come upstairs to our playroom my 4-year-old was asking to try. She loved it!

What You Will Need

thanksgiving estimation jars
  • some brown, orange, and red foam.
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • 3 different sized clear jars
  • double stick tape
  • pom poms
  • a sheet of paper and pencil or little chalkboard and chalk

How to Set it Up

  • Start by cutting out a turkey head, waddle, and beak from the foam. thanksgiving estimation jars for children
  • Use the double stick tape to put them together along with the eye.
  • Fill the jars with the pom pomsthanksgiving estimation jars
  • Set up a sheet of paper or chalkboard to write the estimation and results down.

How to Use The Jars

  • Estimate how many pom poms are in each jar and write it down.
  • Take the pom poms out and count. She was shocked that her first estimation was exactly right.thanksgiving estimation jars math
  • Record the results

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About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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