Check out this awesome idea for practicing skip counting or number sequencing. Put the picture together by putting the sequence in the right order. You can do this with any picture, but the ones we used were from a calendar. Here are the steps (steps 1 and 2 can be done in either order, but this is probably the best):
Step 1: Put numbers on the bottom of your picture. We put them on dot stickers first so we could easily tell which belonged to each set (example – yellow dots all belong to the same set). You could just write them on the bottom with a permanent marker if you wanted to be faster. Just make sure they’re easy to see against your picture.
Step 2: Laminate your picture. This step is sometimes so annoying, but it will definitely help your project will last longer!
Step 3: Cut your picture into strips, making sure there’s only one number on each strip.
Step 4: Enjoy! This makes a good “fast-finisher” activity, since it is still kind of fun. Depending on the size of your finished picture, you can store them in baggies or envelopes. I recommend writing the number of pieces on the outside of your container.
Here are some skip counting ones we made:
Then we got tricky and did a few with fractions. Here’s one of them:
Counting and number sequences can be tough for kids, but knowing numbers backwards and forwards is what allows them to do more complex number tasks. I saw this idea of “before, between and after” and thought it was valuable. So, here’s my take on that concept. This would be great for kindergarten or first grade, depending on your students.
There are tons of ideas out there for celebrating the 100th day of school! Here’s one I recently heard about from a cousin. Her daughter’s school encouraged kids to dress up like they were 100 years old! How awesome is that?!
Have any other awesome 100 days of school activities you love? Share them in the comments below! Thanks!
Check out my new Christmas/holiday number sequences worksheet for pre-K or kindergarten. The kids should write in the missing number from the sequence. No need for an answer key; all you need to do is count! And as always, it’s FREE! Merry Christmas!
I haven’t made anything for kindergarteners lately. And when I saw this cute mouse clip art, I just HAD to do something with it! And here’s my creation… counting shamrocks! Students should fill in the missing number (sequenced 1-16) and then write how many shamrocks there are total. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Many of you have probably already seen this idea and it was mind-blowing! It’s such a good idea! Here’s a picture of it:
I love how the math trend is teaching kids deeper number sense and relationships between numbers by giving them plenty of exposure to the patterns easily identified on a hundreds chart. I thought this idea would be great for a worksheet to extend the idea further. Hence, I give you my first (of many to come) hundreds chart more than/less than worksheets:
I’m a bit OCD. That means I love patterns, and things being organized. Maybe that’s why I like making pattern worksheets. Here’s a fun draw-in-the-missing-piece Halloween pattern worksheet for kids. Click here to see the free printable PDF: Halloween Patterns- to draw (with answer key).
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