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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.

Number Matching

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What You Will Need For This Maths Craft

 Darice 106-118 40/Pack Foam Sheets, 6 by 9-Inch, Assorted Black 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 USA Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen – Fine Point – Set of 15 (PC-3M15C)

How To Make This Number Craft

I began by writing the numbers one to 10 onto the glass pebble stones with a green posca pen.

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I then lined up the number stones and set them to one side.

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Next I used the scissors to cut out 10 green foam leaves.

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I then used the black posca pen to draw dots on the leafs.


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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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This is a fun activity children will enjoy and can be played by one or more kids.  Number Matching


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Leaf counting activity for preschool kids