A fun way to combine math, science, literacy and play is by having the kids make a zoo of animals. This works on their sorting skills and is an opportunity to talk about different animal characteristics. I also had the kids make signs for each of the animal cages to work on their writing.
All you need is a basket of animals!
This project is great for all the kids because it involved building too! Many of the boys joined in and had fun creating the cages to hold the animals.
I wrote out the signs and the kids copied them. What a great way to help them practice writing their letters.