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Garden Felt Board Activity

Children love to use the flannel board, and I give them that opportunity as often as I can. This table top board is perfect for a small group. I like to gather two or three children and have them work together to create a scene. Once the activity is completed, preschoolers practice pre-reading skills by telling oral stories (about their picture) and acting them out. The possibilities are endless. This springtime activity also teaches color recognition, association, and helps improve visual perception skills.

Materials Used:

– Flannel board
Felt
– Our garden board felt templates
Scissors
– A Ziploc to store the felt pieces


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Free Bugs and Insects Count and Clip Cards

Bugs and Insects Clip and Count Cards

These count and clip cards are a fun way for children to improve their number sense. They encompass many math skills and concepts: number recognition, number quantity, one-to-one correspondence, counting, and set recognition. Added bonus: they also make a fantastic fine motor skills activity. Just print, cut, and grab some clothespins. For heavy use I recommend laminating the cards.

downloadGET THESE FREE COUNT AND CLIP CARDS.

NOTE: Be sure to check out our Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack, It’s chock-full ‘o fun and learning, and makes the perfect addition to these clip cards.

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy


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Ladybug Number Quantity Activity

Ladybug Number Quantity Activity

Help these ladybugs get their dots with this cute, free printable game. This activity is a wonderful way for children to improve their number sense. It encompasses many math skills and concepts, such as number quantity and number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and counting.

Many preschoolers can count in sequential order to 10, sometimes 20, but they may struggle when counting objects; repeating and/or skipping numbers. When teaching one-to-one correspondence (correctly assigning one number word to one object), have your young learners touch each item with their pointer finger as they say its number name out loud. Encourage them to go slow and to not say the number until their finger is firmly placed on the item. This will help them keep track of which objects have already been counted, so that they are not skipped or counted more than once.

MATERIALS USED:

– Our free printable numbered ladybugs
Black vase gems
– White cardstock
– Scissors



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