Teacher Mama: How to Make a Rekenrek {After School Linky}

How to Make a Rekenrek

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Recently we shared a post called, 8 Ways to Make a Rekenrek.  At the end of the post, we shared our own version of a rekenrek. (See photo below) In this post, we will share how we made it!

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Materials

jumbo popsicle sticks

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pipe cleaners

pony beads

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glue gun

Directions

Hot glue 4 jumbo popsicle sticks together in a square.

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Hot glue two pipe cleaners to the back on one side. I used white, but you choose the color you like.

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Add 5 white and 5 red beads to each pipe cleaner.

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Hot glue the other end of the pipe cleaner to the back side of the wood frame.

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Cut off the excess pipe cleaner.

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Now the rekenrek is complete and ready to use with your students!

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I also created a similar rekenrek using woodsies.

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I created this rekenrek exactly the same way as above.

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The difference is that I wrapped the pipe cleaners around the woodsies instead of hot gluing them.

This version works fine, but is not quite as sturdy as the one using the jumbo craft sticks.

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So, here are two simple versions of a rekenrek you can use at home or at school.

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Looking for other ways to make a rekenrek?

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AFTER SCHOOL LINK UP

After School Linky 2014

 

We took the summer off from the After School Linky, but we are back with tons of new ideas to support your children after the school day is done.

The After School Link Up is a great place to share ideas and to find new ideas to do with your children after school or in your homeschool.  The After School Link Up goes live every Monday. So, if you are a blogger, an educator or just some one looking for some good ideas, be sure to stop by Boy Mama Teacher Mama (or the other co-hosts) on Mondays and see what others have to share.

We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (Ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children’s lives after their day at school, homeschool or on the weekend! When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours! By linking up you’re giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or Feature on our After School Party in the upcoming weeks!

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