Frugal Kid Crafts: Math With Donuts

by Mackenzie on June 1, 2012

Donut Game

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Since June 1st is National Donut Day here is a “yummy” craft for the kids! Don’t forget about FREE donuts today too!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

National Donut Day-Math With Donuts

Materials:

  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Hole Puncher or Scissors

Directions:
1. Using the donut template here, cut out donuts and icing from card stock (save the “holes”).
2. Using a hole puncher of your choice, create the “sprinkles”.
3. Label the donut holes with numbers and have your child add that many sprinkles to the donut icing.
4. Glue the sprinkles and icing the donuts and you now have a number matching game!

Educational Acitivies:

  • Math: 1. Discuss the word dozen with your child and practice making piles of a dozen items (toys, shoes, crayons,etc). Then talk about a baker’s dozen and the difference between them both. 2. Create math problems with donut toppings or mini donuts (you can use cheerios as mini donuts).
  • Language Arts: 1. Use the book Arnie, the Doughnutand discuss the character, character feelings, and the different vocabulary found in the book. 2. Make a whole week out of things with the letter D (obviously including donuts).
  • Body & Mind: 1. Play hide and seek with the paper donuts. Create different colored donuts and have your child locate the color you yell out to them. 2. Play the game Learning Resources – Smart Snacks Mix and Match Doughnutsto help your child work on their memory skills and creativity.





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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist living in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and of course COFFEE! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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