By following the directions, students color in these 5x10 grids to create a simple picture. The activity reinforces the students’ awareness of numbers and their sequencing. .
The first few times you do these, students may spend some time searching randomly for numbers. I’ve had students tell me, “I don’t have #17 on my paper,” but after doing a few of these and we talk about it, they get much faster at finding that all the numbers ending in 7 are in the same column.