energy during your Number Hunt, take along a snack-size zip-lock bag full of
4 C. uncooked oats
½ C. coconut
½ C. whole almonds or sunflower
½ C. bran or grapenuts
¼ C. butter or margarine
¼ C. honey
½ C. raisins or dates
Mix the first four ingredients. Melt
butter and honey and stir into dry ingredients. Spread evenly on a cookie
sheet. Bake at 300 degrees, stirring often, for 20 minutes. Cool. Add raisins
and stir gently. Store in airtight jar or containers. Makes 12 servings.
Pieces of paper on a clipboard, or
notebooks | pencils
Divide into partners or teams. Number a sheet of
paper from 0 to 10. The object of the Number Hunt is to look around your home,
yard, school or after-school program area, and find something that has one of
the numbers from 0 to 10 in it. List what you found with that number in it on
the paper, along with the number itself.
For example, if you found a 0 on a license plate,
then on the paper where you wrote the 0 put "license plate - RFD 062"
Look for numbers on street signs, mailboxes, clocks,
cereal boxes, receipts, letters, calendars, food package labels, and anywhere
else! You must find each number on a different object - can't use the same one
The first partners or team to finish all 10 wins the
This really helps young children
realize how numbers are all around us, and of endless use in keeping track of
just about everything you can think of.