How To Put Together Math Workboxes with Preschool Manipulatives

collage of math materials with text overlay: Math & Reasoning for Little Kids Math WorkboxesThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, see my disclosures here.

A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

The little guy has been really lovin’ the math stuff that comes in our preschool curriculum kits lately, so this week it’s all about creating math workboxes for little kids.

clear drawer filled with preschool math materials
As much as I’d love to be able to set up so-called centers, we just don’t have the space, so… This is of course the next best thing.

toddler counting clothespins that are in math workbox
You can read more about our preschool workboxes here, but the short version is that I put together one box per subject and they’re of course filled with fun stuff for the little guy to do.

toddler matching clothespins to number cards
To give you a few examples, our handwriting drawer includes Dot to Dot for Tiny Tots and Kumon Grow to Know Tracing as well as the little guy’s Boogie Boards.

toddler holding number three card above head
Each month, we also get a name tag and this time around I wrote the little guy’s name on it and laminated it. I thought he’d like it since he’s gotten sort of curious about writing/spelling his name. And that ended up in his handwriting drawer too.

toddler sitting on floor counting manipulatives
What’s in the the little guy’s math workboxes?

Math Workboxes for Little Kids

As far as math stuff goes, it varies a little bit each month. Sometimes, we do one or two pages from Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1. For the time-being, though. It’s in the little guy’s math drawer along with everything else.

toddler placing manipulatives on counting card
We also get awesome count + clip cards with each of our monthly curriculum kits and those go in there as well. I’ve been laminating them as we get them and adding them along with the others. Just don’t forget to toss in some counters and clothespins. Lol…

This month, we’re using fun woodland critter counters that I found at Target, but usually we use the ones that we get from Mother Goose Time. The little guy and I are both all about fun, new preschool manipulatives every month. That’s one of the first things that we look for when we open each new curriculum kit.

toddler counting manipulatives using number cards
Putting together workboxes for the little guy was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made as a homeschool mama. They definitely get a lot of love and Mother Goose Time makes it so easy to rotate activities.

preschool math workbox filled with number cards, manipulatives and number cookie cutters
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