Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mandala Matching Activity

Visual discrimination is an important skill for reading and math skills. Children use visual discrimination to distinguish letters and numbers apart from each other. I created this activity for my younger children to help sharpen their ability to pay attention to detail. I created a set in color and in black and white for more of a challenge. You can download the sets below.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Apples Matching Activity


This set can be use to teach the following:
  • color recognition
  • color words
  • number recognition
  • number words
  • quantity
  • number order
  • visual discrimination
  • matching

I created these to introduce numbers 1-10 and basic primary & secondary colors. I may create a set for numbers 11-20 in the future. You can print out this set by clicking on the link below. I recommend laminating or printing on cardstock for durability.  Feel free to print for your personal or class room use. All content is copyright protected. Do not sell or redistribute. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Busy Bag Counting Activity


My soon to be 5 year old was struggling with number recognition and counting but as of lately he has improved a great deal. I find that he responds well to tactile activity and I'm always looking for fun ways to connect him to the lessons. During my last trip to the Dollar Tree, I found these paper pockets. You usually find these in the backs of library books or in scrapbooking projects. So I whipped up a quick counting activity by writing numbers on the fronts of the pockets and drawing dots on large craft sticks. He can match the sticks with the pockets and he can also line up the sticks from 1-10.  He'll be able to visually see the quantity of dots  increase on the sticks as he lines them up. 
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