Early Years
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Great activities for all ages to begin learning some basic maths concepts and thinking about spatial relationships and investigations of physical reality.


Shape Detectives

Interest Tables


Estimating and Measuring

Creative Activities with Shapes

Learning Environments

Storing Resources

Feely Bags

Shape Detectives



Playdough Maths

Taking Measurements

Inspirational Ideas

Printable Basic Shape Cards

Printable Shape Dominoes

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)