Here are some ideas for hands-on math fun. These reproducible outlines can be used for a variety of math center and group learning activities:
PLAY DOUGH MATS: Students color the number symbol and then fill in the same amount of circles below. After placing their paper inside a clear Ziploc bag, students roll out their dough and place it within the number outline. They can then cover the correct amount of circles with small pieces of play dough. (Our Kindergarten students like to pretend that their dough pieces are food items: cookies, grapes, berries, etc.)
TACTILE NUMBERS: Set out beans, pasta, buttons or other objects and allow students to glue them within the outline of the number.
PATTERN ACTIVITIES: Students can use coloring utensils, paint or Bingo dabbers to make their number outline into a pattern. Place counters or colored glass stones, etc. over top of the number and create different types of patterns. Estimate how many objects will fit on the number symbol.
Each page has a rhyme at the top so students can remember how to form numbers 1 - 10.
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