We’ve been having a bit of a focus on numbers recently, so some number play to share this week…
Fine Motor Activity
Tracing Numbers with Buttons… with tweezers for an extra challenge. Some of the children just added the correct number of buttons to the card…
Transient Art Patterns and Number Play
I love doing this. A few played with the numbers, but most created pictures…
The below picture is a ‘park’ – it has a slide and some steps… and a bit that you mustn’t stand on or it will ‘pop you off’!
… and this one is one is a picture of a little boy’s mummy…
Number Play on the OHP
Laminated cellophane numbers and magnetic discs. We’ve had this out a few times now. It’s a very visual way for me to see if they are able to match the numeral with the correct amount of discs as it’s so large on the wall!
Ten Black Dots
The children really enjoyed this book – I noticed them spotting all the dots and counting them a few times! I added black glass pebbles, buttons, numbers and the game board to the area…
You can download a copy of the cards here: Number Cards from Rachel (“,)
Light Panel Play
Numbered acrylic shot glasses and tubes with buttons. Again, something we’ve had out before. A bit of counting and lots of role-play…
Superheroes, cars, people, blocks, buildings, superhero telephone numbers, paper for registration plates and lots of fun!
Ladybirds Sensory Basket
My homemade ladybirds are still going strong (see how I made them in this post). Lots of number and pattern play…
Maths Play with Favourite Characters
A book I have bought recently after seeing it shared many times on Instagram and Twitter. More opportunities for counting…
They love this story & really enjoyed using the props to go with it…
Oh how they love to punch holes…
Out came this simple game – roll the dice and place the counter in the correct column. I use it as a number recognition activity. You can download it from my Maths Printables post.
On a number line to see them ‘grow’, and numbers one to ten written randomly on a piece of paper…
In a tray with glass pebbles and numbers…
In the water tray with gel numbers…
… and with play dough…
Beads and Numbers
The idea was to thread a number bead and the correct number of beads…
Don’t forget that there are a few free-to-download activities in this post:
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– Rachel (“,)