We love mini erasers so much! They are one of our favorite math manipulatives! We often stalk the Target Dollar Spot to find the new mini erasers at the beginning of every season. And I often have friends mail me the sets that we can’t find at our local store! Slight obsession… But even if you can’t find these mini erasers, you can still enjoy this mermaid mini eraser math activity pack for preschoolers by using the printable mermaids found at the end of the pack.
Materials for the Mermaid Mini Eraser Activities for Preschoolers:
Multi-colored mermaid mini-erasers (from the Target Dollar Spot)
3 Paper clips
Scissors or paper cutter
Simple prep: Print & laminate the activities. Cut apart the counting cards. Assemble the three spinner activities by placing the paper clips onto the paper fasteners and poking them through the center of the spinners. Attach a small piece of tape to the back of the paper fastener to secure it.
12 pages of fun mermaid math activities for your preschoolers!
I absolutely cannot go into Target without checking to see if there are new mini erasers. We already have a collection of them, but there are so many fun ways to use them!
Ten-Frames & Tracing Cards for Counting to 10
Use an erasable crayon or marker to trace the number words on each card. Then use the mermaid mini-erasers to count out the numbers as the kids cover each mermaid in the ten-frame.
Mermaid Sorting Spinner Game
To play, spin the spinner and place an mermaid mini-eraser of the matching color on the correct mermaid. This is a great time to work on naming colors because they will have the opportunity to repeat them many times. You can also work on counting when the child decides they are done spinning.
Count the mermaid on each color and discuss which mermaid has the most, the least or the same.
Mermaid Graphing Spinner
Spin the spinner and place a rocket mini-eraser in the correct column on the graph. Continue until one of the colors reaches the top of the graph. This is another great opportunity to discuss more than, less than or equal.
Mermaid I Spy Counting Game
Use the mermaid mini-erasers as place markers as the children count each color of mermaid.
Record the answers on the bottom of the mat with an erasable marker or crayon (we LOVE Crayola Dry Erase Crayons!)
Mermaid Pattern Mats
3 levels of difficulty make these pattern mats perfect for everyone! Work on ABAB, ABC, and AABB patterns with these simple pattern mats.
Mermaid Counting to 10 Mat
A simple mat for counting to 10! The kid will fill in each box and count up to each number. Great for reinforcement of rote counting skills and perfect for kids who are just beginning to count since the boxes will fill up when they add the correct number of mini erasers.
Spin & Cover Color Game
Cover the correct color of mermaid as the child spins the spinner. Such a fun way to learn about matching & colors!