Who’s ready for a fun pets math game?
Number identification can be annoying to teach- there I said it. Sure, I could simply create a wall chart and tell my kids to stare at it until they know all the numbers there or I can use my brain cells and try a fun math game to help.
This week’s theme for #TeachECE is pets and so I created a pets math game that both my kids can use.
Pets Math Game- Find the Hidden Number
Have you ever asked your kids to identify a number and they tell you something else? Case in point, my son believes that 14 is 1 no matter how many times I say, “No C, this is the number 14”. I figured the best way to help him to come to terms that numbers don’t just stop at 9 is to get his sister in on the action. Sure it’s sneaky but he loves to follow his big sister.
WHAT YOU NEED
Before you can start all the fun you need a few things: (Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience):
- Cardstock for printing
- Printer (we absolutely love our Epson Stylus NX530 )
- Pets Find the Hidden Number Sheet (at the end of the post)
- Pen, pencil, or a crayon to mark the numbers found
Pet Books for Your Kids to Read
The Perfect PetNational Geographic Kids Everything Pets: Furry facts, photos, and fun-unleashed!Biscuit Visits the DoctorPet Show! (Picture Puffins)National Geographic Kids Amazing Pets Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers!Oh, the Pets You Can Get!: All About Our Animal Friends (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)How to Draw Pets (Dover How to Draw)
HOW TO PLAY
- Print the Pets Find the Hidden Number sheet out on card stock or regular paper.
- Give your child a pencil or crayon. Allow them to find the numbers 1-10 in the picture.
- For every number they have found, they need to sing it out loud. My kids get a kick out of doing things differently.
Helpful Tips For Find The Hidden Numbers Pets Math Game
If you are conserving on ink (and who wouldn’t), there is a black and white version of the sheet included in the pack. Allow your kids to find the numbers and then color the pictures.
You can also use a magnifying glass to make the activity even more enjoyable. A similar example is our Find the Letter Fall Clip Cards that J did last year.
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Monday 26th of December 2016
How do you print out the pets counting page? Is there a link that I'm missing or do we buy it in your store?
Monday 21st of March 2016
Very Interesting! Would love to see your posts in the Practical Mondays Link Up:)
Saturday 19th of March 2016
Another fantastic idea and printable! Thank you!