Learning to count from 1-10 is an important step in a preschoolers math skills. No future math skills can be accomplished or learned without the basics of numbers 1-10. Children can learn through fun activities like these Patriotic Number Activities. These are engaging, versatile, easy to prep and FUN!
Number Activities For Preschoolers
These number mats can be used in a variety of ways, which is great for parents and teachers! You can prep these so that YOUR child will be engaged and learn numbers 1-10.
The number mats focus on one number at a time. Each has the number in a bubble form with a dotted line inside, so the number can be traced. This helps with number formation. There is the number word in dotted lines, so it can be traced also. Additionally, there are patriotic objects to help with counting and 1:1 correspondence.
Also included are two number puzzles. One in color and one in b&w. These can be cut down, laminated and children can put them together in number order to finish the puzzle. Number order is an important skill as well.
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What Is Included?
Each number mat has a different image on it.
- Flag Stars
- Flag Top Hats
- Flag Balloons
- Pendents On A Banner
- Flag Hearts
The number puzzles also have a patriotic theme.
Prepping these number activities is super easy and you’ll only have to do it once!
Print out the number activities sheets.
Once they are printed, laminate them. This is recommended as it will increase the variety of ways that these number mats can be used. For example, you can use playdough and it won’t stick. Playdough on plain paper is a disaster, believe me if you haven’t actually tried it. These dry erase pockets work great if you don’t have a laminator.
Some options to use the playdough include putting it on the bubble letter or as manipulatives for the 1:1 correspondence and more. You can also use dry erase markers on laminated paper, so they can trace the number and number word with that marker.
If you don’t have playdough, you can use any other manipulative that you have like pom poms or mini erasers to fill the number of objects.
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For the number puzzles all you have to do is print them out. Then you or your little one can cut them along the lines. After this, you can work on number recognition (if you’re child has this ability). If not it’s still fun to put the pieces back together, based on the picture. You can then use any manipulative, if you want and count for each number. There are a lot of options so just have fun with it.
These patriotic number activities are perfect for preschoolers or kindergarteners!