This versatile resource offers your little learners a variety of fun and engaging ways to practice numerals to 20. The apple themed cards can be used as matching tasks or as ordering tasks. This packet is a great value because it offers so many options in one packet. These activities may be used at any time during the year, but also complement autumn/fall, school, farm, harvest, or Johnny Appleseed themes.
There is a page of 8 cards for each numeral from 1 to 20. There is an apple card with a numeral, apple seeds, dice, dominoes, counting fingers, apple seed ten frames, MAB (Base 10 Blocks), and tally marks. This packet also includes a bonus set of 20 apple cards with number words.
There are 33 response pages for optional use included in portrait and landscape format to offer differentiation opportunities and to allow for differences in terminology used in classrooms. There is a separate PDF in the zipped file for each format. There is a list of the response page options included in the information document in the zipped file.
You may select which format cards you want to use for your matching activities. Learners can match various combinations of the cards. For example they can match the numeral to the domino representation of the number, match the numeral to the number word, match the number word to the dice representation of the number, etc. You may choose to challenge your learners who are ready for more complex tasks by having them match 3 cards.
The cards may also be used for ordering tasks. Learners can put the cards in numerical order from 1 to 20 or skip count to 20 by 2s.
These developmentally appropriate activities are great for differentiation. Just pull the cards that best address any learner’s particular needs. There is no stigma for anyone about “being behind.”
This versatile resource can be used in a variety of ways to address numerals to 20. They are great for math centers, fast finisher activities, morning tubs, sensory bins, pocket chart tasks, partner games, memory games, Spot and Swat practice, magnetic cookie sheet games, and take home packets. They can be used as individual, group, or partner activities.
IMPORTANT: If you own Apples Number Sense Bundle Numerals to 20 you already own this resource. This file is included in the bundle. To avoid duplicate purchases, please click on the link below to view the bundle.
Apples Number Sense Bundle Numerals to 20
Print, laminate, and cut apart the cards. You may choose to cut out the apples and use them as apple shapes instead of cards. Printing the pieces on cardstock will offer durability. Store the pieces in your choice of zip top storage bags, envelopes, or zippered supply pouches. You can put adhesive magnetic circles on the back of the pieces and use a dollar store cookie sheet to make a magnetic learning activity. The cards may also be used in a sensory bin.
Graphics for this packet are from Whimsy Clips, My Cute Graphics, Scrappin Doodles, Sticky Foot Studios, and First Grade Brain.
Thank you for looking at this resource. I hope you and your learners enjoy these activities.
Have a fun day counting at the apple orchard!
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