Write Your Numbers!My super-heroes are not big fans of writing.
So I am always looking out for ways to make it more fun, and do "super-writing" worthy of Spiderman and Batman.
|How many ways can you write your numbers?|
After all, there is no uppercase and lowercase numbers, but nonetheless, this post is dedicated to numbers.
|Drill your numbers!|
There are some awesome ideas out there to tempt even the most reluctant "writers". They generously gave me permission to link back to their posts. Give it a spin...
- Tried and tested - write it out :) You write the numbers, they trace over it. Rockabye Butterfly shows us how to trace over with Q-tips. While you are there, don't forget to check out the fun way to learn about number words!
- Trace - sandpaper numbers, or other tactile numbers.
|Trace it, then write it...|
- Play at Home Mom shows us how to make fantastic squishy bags! Make sure you play with them a while before passing it on to the kiddos :)
- Read a book with sensory numbers, like this book with large grooved numbers, and trace them!
Books with large grooved numbers to trace
- Go with the staples. Fun worksheets, wipe-off cards! I have the Kumon workbooks, and the Flash Cards. I like using the Dry Erase Crayons with the flash cards! Just wipe it off with a damp paper towel when you are done!
Worksheets Wipe-off Flash Cards
- Make them with bingo markers, or Do-A-Dot markers! You can find tons of free printables online. The one shown here is from a book made to go with the dot markers.
|Numbers with Bingo Markers|
- Or for a fun twist, use the same sheets with flat pebbles backed with magnetic strip and a baking tray. Or let the kids wing it!
- Write it on paper, chalkboard, sidewalks. Write with pencils, crayons, markers, paints, chalks, finger paints, window crayons, puff paints! Here is a very fun twist on writing on the chalkboard from Kingdom First Homeschool.
- Write in on the shower stall after a steamy bath! Write it in the shaving cream. Write it in the sand tray, or in sugar, cornmeal. Here is a fun twist on the sand tray from Teach Preschool.
- Shape it out - with pipe cleaners, tooth picks, craft pieces, play-doh, pebbles, shells... Cut out the various curves and lines from felt, and ask your number-expert to put it together!!
- How about making them with play dough? Use these awesome Number Play dough Mats from Homeschool creations.
Homeschool Creations - Playdough Mats
- How do you write a 3? Go around the tree (from "Everyday Snapshots") of course!Some numbers are trickier than others. Here is a wonderful post on how to teach kids to write number 5 from "Teach Mama".
- For those who already know their numbers, reinforce with these fun ideas. Build some fine motor skills along the way...
- Ask them to make you a number on the peg board. For those not comfortable making it on their own, take a picture of your effort (or older siblings), print it out as a pattern, and then ask them to make their own.
Peg Board Number Fun
- Let them "Drill" their numbers with this board, pun intended!
Screw and drill board number practice
- How about rubber bands and geo-boards?
|Rubber band and Geo board number fun|
- Or droplets of water on a suction mat? Or beads on the fuse mat?
How do you practice your numbers (& letters, shapes...)? Let us know!
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