Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

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Let’s count on having sum fun with numbers! This Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities pack contains 13 printable hands-on activities. This fun-filled product helps to build number sense by strengthening the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Addition to 10
– Subitizing/Set recognition
– Number formation
– Concept of more and less
– Fine motor
– Following directions

A DAY AT THE ZOO NUMBER PUZZLES (COLOR 3/B&W 3)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print these puzzles out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Cut the puzzles into strips. Students will complete the puzzles by placing the pieces in numerical order.

COUNTING DONUT SPRINKLES 1-5 & 6-10 (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Younger children will use one-to-one correspondence to count the sprinkles, touching each one with their finger as they say its number name. Older children may practice their set recognition skills to identify the correct amount. Students will then demonstrate number recognition by placing the correct number cards under the donuts.

COUNTING MATH CUBES 1-5 & 6-10 (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 18/B&W 18)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Younger children will use one-to-one correspondence to count the cubes, touching each one with their finger as they say its number name. Older children may practice their set recognition skills to identify the correct amount. Students will then demonstrate number recognition by placing the cube cards on their corresponding numbers.

NUMBER QUANTITY WITH APPLES TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print these task cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide students with mini apple erasers, red pom poms or red counting chips. Learners will place a numbered group of apples on its corresponding tree. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

TREASURE MAP SUBITIZING TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) – SET CARDS (COLOR 30/B&W 30)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Students will identify the number on each pirate card and place the corresponding sets of items onto their appropriate spaces. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting the items. Older children will demonstrate their set recognition skills.

DECORATE A CUPCAKE PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Supply students with playdough, buttons, pom poms, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, birthday candles, and small straw pieces. Students will choose a card and follow the “recipe” to decorate their cupcakes.

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

COUNTING BALLOONS – MORE AND LESS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print these task cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of balloons in each picture. Students will then determine which girl has more or less, and clip or mark the card accordingly.

COUNTING CRAYONS – MORE AND LESS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print these task cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of crayons in each picture. Students will then determine which box has more or less, and clip or mark the card accordingly.

TOY STORE COUNT THE ROOM TOY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) – RECORDING SHEETS (COLOR 3/B&W 3)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print the toy cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Three different recording sheets are provided to keep this activity developmentally appropriate. If desired, these may also be laminated or placed in protective sleeves, so that they may be used with dry erase markers and dot markers.

Place the 10 cards (tape, clip, prop, etc.) around the room. Working with a small group, give each child a recording sheet and a writing utensil. Clipboards are optional. As students discover each card, they will count its items and record the number on their sheets.

KIDS TEN FRAME CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide mini erasers, counting chips, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

TRAIN DOT TEN FRAME CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Students will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of dots in the frame. They will then place the correct number card on the adjacent box.

IN MY GARDEN SPIN & ADD SHEET (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – SPINNER (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 15/B&W 15)

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Cut out the number cards.

Provide each child with a game sheet and a stack of number cards. Students will be adding numbers 1-5, so the stack should include 2 sets of 1-5 and then 6,7,8, 9 & 10, equaling 14 cards.

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Learners will compose a number sentence by spinning the spinner. The matching number card of the 1st spin, will be placed on the 1st gray space on the 1st line. The matching number card of the 2nd spin will be placed on the 2nd gray space on the same line. Children will add the 2 numbers together, placing the total number card on the last spot to solve the problem.

On the second line, students will replicate the equation using a small manipulative (build sets to match the numbers). Alternatively, the number sentence can be copied/written with a dry erase marker if laminated or placed in a sheet protector.

FAIRY TALE DRAW & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4) – NUMBER DRAW CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Print the game sheets and draw cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide acrylic jewels, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Dot markers may be used for the black and white sheets. Young learners will identify the numbers on the draw cards, and cover them on their sheets. They will continue until their sheets are completely covered. When using this activity in small group, the first player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!

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Giraffes Can’t Dance Craft

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

This giraffe craft is an engaging extension to Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, a beautifully illustrated rhyming tale about a giraffe named Gerald. Gerald is clumsy with spindly legs and crooked knees.

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs start to waltz, the rhinos rock ‘n’ roll, and the lions dance a tango that is elegant and bold. As Gerald approaches the dance floor, he is teased and laughed at by the other animals. They tell him, “Giraffes can’t dance!”

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

Humiliated, Gerald creeps off toward home. Along the way, he meets a wise and gentle cricket who encourages him to listen to the music around him: the swaying grass and trees and the branches in the breeze. Suddenly, the giraffe begins to dance the most beautiful dance. The other animals quickly gather around him, entranced by his moves. Gerald proves that it’s okay to be different, and that anybody can dance – they just need their own sweet tune.

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
Our giraffe template
– Scissors
– Yarn
– Googly eyes
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
– Crayons and/or markers
– Glue

Provide each child with a giraffe (older students should be encouraged to cut out there own). Learners will uses their fine motor skills to tear small pieces of brown construction paper, and to cut small pieces of yarn and pipe cleaner. Children will then practice their spatial reasoning skills by placing the torn paper within the allotted space on their giraffes. Finally, they will glue the spots, eyes, tail, and horns. Supply crayons and/or markers, so extra details may be added.

During this activity, make it a point to facilitate discussion about the book’s message, and to have some fun with rhyming (e.g. What rhymes with giraffe?).


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If I Built a Car Writing Prompt

If I Built a Car Writing Prompt

This writing prompt, which is included in our Transportation Math and Literacy packet, is a wonderful extension to the vibrant, action-packed story If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen.

A young boy named Jack verbally designs his ultimate dream car.

If I Built a Car Writing Prompt

Inspired by zeppelins, Cadillacs, trains, old planes, and the infamous Weinermobile, Jack crafts a spiffy sedan of the future. Composed of shiny chrome and vibrant colors, no detail or amenity has been forgotten; the car has a snack bar, a fish tank, a fireplace, and even a pool!

If I Built a Car Writing Prompt

With Robert the Robot at the controls, it’s time for a test drive! This whimsical creation of the future has the capability of traveling on land, in the air, and on and under the sea.

If I Built a Car car, with it’s 50s retro style illustrations and concepts of science fiction/fantasy, rhyming, and new vocabulary, fosters imagination.

If I Built a Car Writing Prompt

After reading the story, have your students brainstorm some design ideas of their own. Provide learners with this writing prompt and ask them what they would do if they built a car. Older children may want to copy and/or write their own words. Have younger learners dictate to you, and repeat each word slowly as they watch you write it out onto the sheet. Encourage all students to draw a picture of their story in the space provided.

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