Designed for children 3-5 years old with a need for structured learning task, my Pumpkin Counting File Folder Game is the beginning of teaching numbers and counting.
I'm at the point where I'm ready to start introducing the concepts of counting and numbers to my students, but they're still really struggling with learning new skills and slowing down enough to let me teach the new skills. In considering these learning behaviors, I came up with what I think is a great way to structure learning to count. Each file folder has circles with a 1-10 pumpkins in each circle. The circles are outlined in a color and all the pumpkins in the circle are the same color. The matching pieces have the numbers 1-10 on them, also on circles and the circles are a solid color which matches the color of the pumpkin. So, for example, there are 2 turquoise pumpkins and the matching piece is a turquoise circle with the number 2 printed on it.
Children can match either by counting or by matching color. This activity is intended to teach children the act of matching a number to a group of items. It is not intended to be a measure of whether children can actually count and match the correct number.
Includes: a page with 1-5 pumpkins in circles, a page of matching pieces with the numbers 1-5 typed in a clean primary font, a page of matching pieces with the numbers 1-5 typed in a "touch math" font, a page with 6-10 pumpkins in circles, a page of matching pieces with the numbers 6-10 typed in a clean primary font, a page of matching pieces with the numbers 6-10 typed in a "touch math" font, a how to page for putting the game together.
This product is available along with 15 other Halloween themed products in this bundle: Halloween Theme Bundle: 16 Fall Themed Products for Children with Autism
These matching tasks are perfect for use with many of my adapted books. My adapted books are created for use in pre-K, preschool, early childhood special education and child care classrooms. Each book is interactive and focuses on new vocabulary. To see my inventory of adapted books, click here