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Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Hooray for fall fun! This Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 11 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 5 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

-Counting
-One-to-one correspondence
-Number recognition
-Number quantity
-Number order
-Set recognition
-Size skills
-Measurement (non-standard)
-Upper and lowercase letter recognition
-Beginning sounds
-Visual discrimination
-Phonological awareness
-Following directions

COUNTING APPLES BOOK (1-10)

Children will cut out the pages of this book and have teachers/adults staple them together. Students can count and write the number of apples on each tree, and then color the pictures. Be sure to keep this activity developmentally appropriate. Some children may need help with cutting and may need you to write the numbers for them. Others may want to count and write their numbers before putting their own pages in numerical order.

MEASURING CARDS ( COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

We used Unifix Cubes, but any small manipulative will do. Students will work to see how many cubes long the items are. Be sure to discuss which are shorter and which were longer, and which items were the same length. Such a wonderful form of non-standard measurement!


BINGO MATS (COLOR 4) AND BINGO DRAW CARDS (COLOR 25)

Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide a small manipulative for children to use as bingo markers. Five in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) equals BINGO!

ALPHABET CLIP CARDS (COLOR 26/A-Z B&W 26/A-Z)

Apple Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Supply your little learners with clothespins and encourage them to clip each letter’s lowercase partner.

NUMBER SEQUENCING CARDS/STICKS (COLOR 1-20/ B&W 1-20)

Apple Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Prompt children to place the cards in numerical order. You may also wish to present different groups of cards (e.g., 4,5,_,7,8) and have your preschoolers determine which number is missing. The cards are also a fun way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.).

Hot gluing the cards onto jumbo craft sticks makes this activity extra fun for little hands.

SCARECROW LETTER SPIN & COVER (COLOR 1 SPINNER & 4 GAME SHEETS/B&W 1 SPINNER & 4 GAME SHEETS)

Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Provide vase gems, mini erasers, pom poms, 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 spin, identify the letter, and cover it on their sheet. Continue until the sheet is completely covered. When using this activity in small group, children will take turns spinning. First player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!

WORKSHEETS (11)

Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

With these eye-catching worksheets, young learners will color a scarecrow by numbers, sequence numbered pumpkins, sort apples by size, work to recognize numbers 1-10, and determine the beginning sounds of some fun fall items. Plus, so much more!

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Spider Web Counting Activity

spider web counting activity

Let’s get spooky and count some spiders! This spider web counting game is a wonderful way to strengthen number sense. By placing a numbered group of spiders on its corresponding web, children demonstrate number quantity knowledge – the understanding that the written number “5” means five objects. Furthermore, this activity helps to develop counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition skills.

So collect some creepy crawlers and download our free numbered spider webs! For heavy use, I recommend printing on cardstock and lamination.




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Traceable Monthly Calendars

Traceable Monthly Calendars

Our traceable monthly calendar packet has been updated for the school year of August 2018 – July 2019.

At the start of each month I have my pre-k students make a calendar. They enjoy the process and they get excited to take them home and proudly display them on their refrigerators. And me? Well, I get excited about ALL of the learning opportunities that these simple little calendars hold.

Doing a monthly calendar strengthens the following skills:

– Fine motor (proper tripod grasp and tracing)
– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number formation
– Number recognition
– Writing left to right
– Writing top to bottom
– Ordinal concepts
– Critical thinking

Traceable Monthly Calendars

At the beginning of each month talk about the weeks ahead and any important events that will be occurring. Have your young learners trace the numbers. I recommend working with them individually or in small groups. At the start of the year, some children may struggle to complete their calendars due to the level of difficulty and/or a short attention span. And that’s okay. Growth will be obvious as the year progresses.

While working with children, stress the importance of a proper pencil grip and writing left to right and top to bottom. There is a black dot on each letter and number on the calendars. Encourage your students to get into the habit of placing their crayon or pencil on that starting point. This will help teach them proper formation.

Traceable Monthly Calendars

ITEMS INCLUDED:

This pack includes 2 sets of calendars. One set features a seasonal graphic next to the month, and the other does not.

WITH SEASONAL GRAPHIC

– Fully Traceable Monthly Calendars (12)
– Traceable Monthly Calendars With Some Missing Numbers (12)

WITHOUT SEASONAL GRAPHIC

– Fully Traceable Monthly Calendars (12)
– Traceable Monthly Calendars With Some Missing Numbers (12)

Letters and numbers are marked with a black dot starting point that aids proper formation. Calendars that are missing numbers are for students that are developmentally ready to recognize and write numbers, and can be introduced accordingly. The amount of missing numbers increases each month with June have the most (12).

Once the calendar is complete, kids may glue them onto a large piece of construction paper and decorate the topper in conjunction with its calendar. Provide stickers for significant dates (e.g., birthday, holiday. etc.) to reinforce the skills mentioned.

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