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 Pop Its Letters and Numbers that can be used with Pop Its fidget toys and are great for letter and number recognition as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I then laminated them for durability.
I used a sharpie permanent marker to write letters and numbers on the Pop Its fidget toys. I also have Pop Its that already have the letters and numbers written on them that I purchased from amazon.
In this activity children pick a letter or number card and "pop" the same letter or number on the Pop Its. I am giving away one set of the letter and number Pop Its so be sure to watch the video on how you can enter to win them.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Pop Its Sight Word Cards.
I made number tracing cards for number identification, pre-writing skills, and fine motor development. You can print the patterns on regular or color cardstock paper.
Cut the number squares out and laminate. I have included black and white as well as color version of the tracing cards. We printed these on color cardstock paper because it added a nice variety and was easy on the ink.
I put the cards out in a basket along with washable markers. I set the basket on table and the children self-selected the cards to trace. They identified the number on the card and traced the dash line with their fingers. They then used the marker to trace the numbers.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Alphabet Tracing Cards.
This week we did bunny number cover-ups for number recognition and fine motor skills development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
We used playdough to use as cover-ups but you can also use pom poms ... buttons ... do-a-dot markers ... or the cover-up circles I have included with the patterns.
In this activity children cover up the same number that is on the carrot on each card. I have included black and white as well as part and full color patterns so you have a choice in what to print out.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Bunny Alphabet Cover-Up Cards.
February is dental health month so I Tooth Fairy Roll and Cover for math and fine motor skills development. Print the patterns on cardstock paper and laminate.
I have created a blank mat where children can roll the dice and count and cover the same number of black circles on the mat. I have also created mats with numbers 1-6 and numbers 2-12.
When using the numbered mats children roll the dice and cover up the match number on the mats. Play continues until all blank circles or all numbers have been covered on the mats.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Tooth Fairy Alphabet Pick and Cover.
I made penguin heart number cards for number recognition and review as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
There are a variety of ways the number cards can be used. We love to use them for match and clip activities. The children find the two penguin cards with the same numbers and then clip them together with a large plastic paper clip or a clothes pin.
Another activity we use the cards for is sequencing. We glue craft sticks on to the back of the cards and the children put the cards in numerical order. This can be made into a matching activity by making two sets of the penguin cards.
For identification i attach the cards to book rings. one set for the ones the children can identify and another for the ones they are still working on.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Penguin Heart Alphabet Cards.