March 24, 2015

Learning Time + Number Cards

Just Wait til You have Kids | Learning Time: Teaching Number Recognition and Counting with Number Cards

I'm back with another learning activity for your toddler/preschooler. This time it's to teach counting and numbers.

I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to teach TnT their numbers and counting. I have searched to the ends of the internets trying to find activities that I thought would be suitable for them. It hasn't been easy. Almost everything I found seemed to advanced for them and then I found Number Cards.

I loved these number cards because they were simple and didn't have a lot of other distracting things on them. They were just colored cards with numbers.

 

Skills Learned:

  • Fine Motor – the pinching of the clothes pins is great to strengthen those little fingers to prepare them for writing
  • Number recognition
  • Counting

Just Wait til You have Kids | Learning Time: Teaching Number Recognition and Counting with Number Cards

 

This activity is extremely simple and inexpensive to pull together. I suggest laminating them for durability.

Materials:

Just Wait til You have Kids | Learning Time: Teaching Number Recognition and Counting with Number Cards

 

Instructions:

Once you've printed the number cards, laminate (optional) and cut apart. Have child place a clothes pin on each number on each card. Have them say the number on each card and count as they are placing the clothes pins on each number.

I clip the cards together with a binder clip and then them with the clothes pins in a Ziploc baggie.

Just Wait til You have Kids | Learning Time: Teaching Number Recognition and Counting with Number Cards

The girls love this activity. I think mainly because they get to "play" with the clothes pins but if learning number recognition and counting is just a side effect, I'll take what I can get. I can even see using these cards in the future to teach addition and subtraction.

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