The students love this colorful worksheet! All you need is a box of crayons/markers or dry-erase markers (if using as a re-usable center) to color or circle the numbers. Or a pen/pencil to circle the numbers.
There are SEVERAL challenge levels included. Search for 1-9, 1-5, search in color, search in black and white and color the numbers the same color as the eyeballs, search for 6/9 or 2/5. I train teachers how to differentiate so my worksheets are all differentiated.
EVERY COLOR SHEET HAS A BLACK AND WHITE ASSESSMENT ON THE BOTTOM ROW.
It is differentiated step-up bundle and designed for students who are just starting to learn number recognition or need skill-builders and number search fun!
For centers, the high students can work independently or with partners. For the intermediates, let them choose a color and you color the eyeballs with the numbers they need to work on (6 or 9, 2 or 5). For the lows who are with you at small-group...start with numbers 1,2,3 and teach them to count to 3. Everyone search for the number together, find it, color it, celebrate it. You can cut it down to only have 5 lines if the student is very low or just starting to learn numbers.
If they can rote count to 5 or 9 then it also has a built-in strategy with the 0-9 across the top to count while learning number recognition.
So the students are coloring + pointing to numbers as they count...it's not boring. It's a fun skill-builder and parents like it, too.
It's also easy and re-usable if put in a sheet protector / clear plastic folder. The students can use yellow/orange/light colors dry-erase markers. The students love racing each other, too. It is so nice to hear them giggling and counting.
I also included 6/9 + 2/5 since those numbers are difficult for the young mathematicians.
For homework, I color a few sets of eyeballs + one number of each 2 more numbers/colors to search. I show the child how to count from zero to figure out the number name, and tell them to SAY THE NUMBER EVERY TIME THEY COLOR. So they count to that number several times and don't even realize they are working! Search for it, find it, color it.
Kids love using magnifying glasses with this activity.
It is also a fun assessment tool, or just as a self-check center. Fold all the eyes down and tell the students to color a specific number. They can self-check by unfolding the rectangle with eyeballs.