That darn cat lost his buttons!!
Fill a big bin with buttons in the math center.
Model different ways the children can use these materials.
Set of number work cards to laminate and use with dry erase markers
work on: writing the number, drawing that number of buttons, show how to tally the number, and how to ten frame the number and how to write the word for that number.
Deck of cards with
Number words ( Zero-Ten)
Old Pete (old maid)
You can use the:
pic-word with old maid
pic- number with old maid
number-word with old maid
Or play memory with two of the sets
Or let the children take all the cards and group all the ones that go together.....word, picture, number
You can also use the number or word cards for button counting and sorting.
ADDED PAGES SEPT.22 :
Nine Play Dough Mats to make "buttons" with play dough
Two Game Boards and instructions for Pete the Cat Number Squeeze