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Decomposing numbers with dominoes - start with a number in a circle and have students place the dominoes that add up to that number

Decomposing numbers with dominoes - start with a number in a circle and have students place the dominoes that add up to that number (use as a strategy for struggling students to develop number sense)

Where's the bear? Sight word practice

Sprinkles to Kindergarten!: Where's the Bear? In a small group setting, I set out ten cups at a time with a bear under each cup. If a student can read the word they get the bear.

Free Dough Mats for Counting to 10. Create flowers, apples, pears, peaches, cherries or whatever kind of tree you want while building fine-motor skills, number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.

Free Printable Tree Play Dough Counting Mats 1-10

Play dough number mats for numbers These adorable number mats are great for fine motor skills! Kids use ten-frames, counting and learn numerals and number words with these simple play dough mats.

Mystery Word - What's the Last Word?

Mystery Word - What's the Last Word? (And Freebie!) This could be adapted for Preschool. Just use letter tiles for matching- leaving off the mystery word. Or, if you have children that are ready for that- it could be a bonus idea for them.

Preschool kids will have a blast while playing this simple Smack the Number counting game! Work on number recognition and one to one correspondence in a fun way!

Smack the Number Counting Game

Correspondence: Preschool kids will have a blast while playing this simple Smack the Number counting game! Work on number recognition and one to one correspondence in a fun way!

Tap light for each sound they hear in a word...phoneme segmentation!

The idea is to have tap lights out. The child takes a card and then taps a light on for each segment they hear in a word. Then, they have to tap the lights off to begin the next word. For example, rock would be be 3 taps tap per light /r/ /o/ /k/).

dot to number match up with clothes pins. can be modified for bigger numbers, base ten blocks, subtraction, etc

Dot to number match up with clothes pins. Can be modified for bigger numbers, base ten blocks, subtraction, etc. Great for math centers. Could also match capital and lower case letters in a literacy center.

Really good Early Years Number activity which even the boys love.

eally good Early Years Number activity - great fine motor skill practice - could use color matching or shapes etc.

Teacher's Pet – Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | Adding Fun

A fun way to encourage addition math skills with cups and paper towel or toilet paper rolls - students can build their own adding machine

Sight Word Games: Looking for a fun way to practice sight words? Write a different sight word on each foam square. Then, put them all in a bag. Pair up the students and have them take turns picking a foam square out of the bag. If they can read the sight word that's on the square they get to keep it and add it to their stack. With each word they get their stack grows. If their stack of foam squares topples over they have to put them back in the bag (the stacks usually don't fall over until…

Sight Word Games: Looking for a fun way to practice sight words? Write a different have them take turns picking a foam keep it and add it to their stack. With each word they get their stack grows. If their stack of foam squares topples over they have to

This is a great idea!

Filth Wizardry: DIY spinny spellers and repurposing Duplo bricks to make word blocks and sentences. Also good for making words out of letters.

Play ‘Hidden Numbers’ to help children recognise numbers - this game will get your child to associate shapes with numbers for easy identification. Cut a small hole in an envelope, put a number in it so that only part of it shows, & the child has to guess what the number is. Does it have a lot of lines? Maybe it's a 1 or a 7. Does it have circles or loops? It could be 3, 5, or 8. (Could also be adapted to support shape recognition) (“,)

Hidden Numbers

FREE Play ‘Hidden Numbers’ to help children recognise numbers - this game will get your child to associate shapes with numbers for easy identification. Cut a small hole in an envelope, put a number in it so that only part of it shows,

Quiet critters

Quiet Critters will create a quiet classroom atmosphere during centers or reading time. This will allow the teacher to focus on her group instead of the other children. It keeps them accountable for their actions.

Wrap numicon in foil. Chn write down guess, unwrap foil and write down actual number

At NL we hid the foil wrapped numicon in the sand pit. Children used metal detectors to 'treasure hunt' for the numicon. Also foil wrapped matching numeral cards.