Leaf Number Matching Activity
Today I am sharing this fantastic leaf number matching activity. Teaching young children to count is a crucial and an important building block for developing basic maths skills. As an early years teacher I was always on the lookout for fun and simple ideas to help preschool kids practice matching and number recognition. This is a fun and easy activity to do with the kids. Enjoy.
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What You Will Need
2 sheets of green coloured foam
Black pebble glass stones
Coloured Poscas Pens
Darice 106-118 40/Pack Foam Sheets, 6 by 9-Inch, AssortedBlack Glass Gems 5 Lbs. — FILLS 1 ½ Quarts Vol. —Non-Toxic Lead Free Vase Filler, Table Scatter, Aquarium Filler — Beautiful, Smooth, Fun, Vibrant Colors Crafted in the USAUni-posca Paint Marker Pen – Fine Point – Set of 15 (PC-3M15C)
Let’s Make It
I began by writing the numbers one to 10 onto the glass pebble stones with a green posca pen.
I then lined up the number stones and set them to one side.
Next I used the scissors to cut out 10 green foam leaves.
I then used the black posca pen to draw dots on the leafs.
The game was then ready. The aim of this activity is to count the spots on the leafs and then match the correct number stone to the correct leaf.
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