Building a solid number sense foundation is critical for a students' long-term math success - and it starts at an early age. It is important for our students to develop a deep understanding of individual numbers, their quantities, and how they relate to other numbers. Number sense is developed through lots of practice and exposure, which is why it's important for us to have lots of activities to help our students strength their skills.
This packet includes 6 different sets of number cards plus matching themed picture cards. Themes include: hamburger / french fries, cake / baker, flowers / vase, pizza / pizza box, squirrel / acorn, apple / tree.
To use this activity print, cut, and laminate a set of number cards and the special picture cards. You can choose to use just a numbers at one time or use all numbers to 20. You can mix the numbers up or put them in order.
Please Note: Numbers to 20 are included for this resource. You do not need to use all of the numbers. You can choose to display or have students work on numbers to 5 only, or numbers to 10 only.
Place the number cards in a pocket chart. Hide the special picture cards behind some of the numbers. You can use as little or as many picture cards as you’d like.
Students will say a number name to guess which number the picture card(s) is/are hiding behind.
This resource also includes two optional prediction pages that students can write down the numbers that they *think* the special cards are hiding behind.
Note: The alphabet cards included are a 3.5” square. You can make the cards smaller by reducing the print size in your printer settings.