I made owl sliders for number recognition and review as well as fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and laminated them.
Using and x-acto knife I sliced along the two lines on the owl. Taking one of the letter strips I pushed the left end up through the right slice of the helicopter and pulled it down through the left slice.
In this activity children pull the numbers strips through the owl and read the number that is displayed in the center of the owl. 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 owl letter sliders.