One of the early math skills that the preschooler and I have been working over the past couple of weeks is the concept of more or less. It’s a concept that can be a little tricky for some as the idea of more is one that they learn very early on in their toddler years, but adding less to it can cause some confusion.
This more or less file folder game breaks it down into simple terms with smaller numbers, so it is absolutely perfect for beginners!
What I love most about this game is that it is so simple. Perfect for beginners, this file folder game tasks your child with deciding whether a number of objects are less than five or more than five.
More or Less
To create this game yourself, you’ll need a few basic supplies.
- File folder
- Clear contact paper
- Laminator (optional)
- Velcro dots
- The printable more or less set (below)
Now, as always, to get started, measure out a sheet of clear contact paper and use it to attach the included cover to the front of your file folder.
Next, use a little bit more of that contact paper to attach the two included labels to the inside of your folder.
On one side, add the label for less than five. On the other side, add the label for more than five.
Underneath the labels, add six Velcro dots to each side (12 between both sides) and attach the opposite side of the Velcro to the backs of each of the 12 included picture cards that you have cut out and laminated.
When the pieces are ready, give your child the picture cards and have them count the objects in the pictures to determine whether the number is more or less than five.
With plenty of brightly colored objects to count including seashells, watermelon seeds, eggs, and ladybug spots, your preschooler or kindergartner should have no problem staying on task!