It’s no secret I like using colouring pages for learning activities ( the flower number bonds and doubling and halving butterflies were made using colouring pages), they just seem to add a bit of fun to something that can sometimes be a bit boring. A little while ago I noticed that the peacock colouring page from Activity Village had 12 feathers (excluding the center one which is obstructed by the peacock’s head). And when I find something with 12 items/ objects on it I always start wondering if it can be used with times table/ division.
As my son has been learning his 5 times table I printed out 2 copies and thought we could use them but we were beaten to the activity by my daughter.
She thought it would be best if she tested out a page first (ie I think she was wondering why she did not get to do peacock times table pages when she was learning her times table) so she made a 9 times table version as an “example” for her brother.
He liked the idea (anything to do with animals is a big winner in our house) and happily made his own 5 times table peacock.
It really is nothing complicated, the kids just wrote out the times table sums on the different peacock feathers. But for kids who are just learning a new times table like my son it is good practice.
And he actually asked if we could pin-up his 5 times table peacock on our maths notice board (just a board in the kitchen with some maths posters on it).
He even suggested that I should create a peacock with mixed up 5 times table sums on the different feathers for his Monday maths. I liked his idea so I have already made one for him.
And I even made a division version up for his big sister
I have a strange feeling with we might end up with a board fill of Peacock Times Table pages (he just walked in and informed me that he needs to create one for the 2 times and 10 times which he already knows).