After reading the book, we acted out the story using our counting worms (I do not have 50 lizards). First, She grouped the worms into groups of 5. It was interesting to see that she grouped them all by size.
Next, she paired each group up with another group to make a group of 10.
Then, we counted the worms and labled them with these 10s cards. I first saw these cards on Monkeyin Around.
And, of course, we had our own "leaping worms" show.
We also spent time playing a variety of games with the 10s cards. She enjoyed memory, but it was pretty easy since she could see through the paper. We also worked on number recognition. Lexy was pretty antsy this afternoon, so we did a lot of movement activities..."Run and put the number 40 by the front door." Or, "Touch your ear to the number 50."
Lastly, she put the numbers in order from 10-100. She was able to figure this out simply by the pattern...one, zero, two, zero, three, zero, etc.
We've been having a lot of fun with these MathStart books. If anyone is interested in "Leaping Lizards" here are some more ideas for this book.