I made some cute number learning friends for number recognition and review. We use them on bulletin boards ... at group time and as individual learning activities. The patterns can be printed on cardstock and laminated.
The number learning friends include numbers 0-30 and come in both black and white as well as color. We do a match and clip activity by printing two copies and then having children find the two learning friends with the same number and clip them together.
Another thing we do is attach the learning friends to jumbo craft sticks and have the children do number sequencing with them. We also use them at group time and have a child come up and pick a learning friend and show it to the rest of the group who then say what the number is.
You can make ring books by punching a hole in each learning friend and attaching a book ring. The learning friends can be put in order or out of order and children flip through them and identify the numbers.
You can see a video of these activities by clicking the image above. This activity is currently located in member's section which is also where I have added the alphabet learning friends.
I made learning friends number sliders for number recognition and fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
Using and x-acto knife I sliced along the two lines on the learning friend card. Taking one of the number strips I pushed the left end up through the right slice and pulled it down through the left slice.
In this activity children pull the number strips through the learning friends and read the number that is displayed in the center of the learning friend. Once all numbers have been identified on the strip a new strip is put in.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Learning Friends Alphabet Sliders.
I made learning friends matching cards for number recognition and fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
I put the learning friends in one pile and the number circles in another pile. I also set out some mini clothespins that I found at Michael's craft store. The children picked a learning friend card and then found the number circle card with the matching number of circles on it and clipped the cards together. Play continued until all cards had been matched.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Learning Friends Alphabet Match and Clip.