You Will Need:
- Plastic ghosts (You can purchase this activity at MissMancy’s Shop)
- Sharpie marker
I love all these small party favors. So much you can do with them. I used these ghosts for a math game and practicing writing numbers.
Use the Sharpie to write numbers from 0 to 10. It doesn’t matter if your repeat numbers. Place the ghosts face down (I used 12 ghosts). Ask children to turn over 2 ghosts and to add up the two numbers and write down their answer on a piece of paper (or on a dry erase board).
It’s important to ask children to flip the ghost (not pick it up) using the thumb against the tip of the index finger. This works on motoric separation of the hand (one side does the work of flipping while the other half stabilizes the hand during this movement).
I also like giving children a visual. Here I drew two ghosts along as part of a math sentence.
You can also play this as a memory game by writing upper and lower case letters behind each ghost. Ask your children to find a match. I also ask them to practice their letters by copying the letters on paper.