This is an awesome resource your class is sure to love (and you will, too!) when they’re learning about number name and number order (anything between 1-120). It supplies you with a couple of great options for stations, centers, choice time, and partner/small group/ whole group games.
Basic prep (print, laminate, cut) and you’ll end up with a beautiful collection of 2.5 inch square cards designed to fit easily into little hands and any type of pocket chart. The cards would also work perfectly on the floor or any table/counter space- whatever you have will work great! Learning targets and title cards are included for everything. Light lines are at the bottom of each number card so kids don’t get them upside down.
There are 2 sets of cards you can use for a variety of purposes (see specific ideas below):
✅Number cards from 1-120 in all one color (yellowish orange).
✅Number cards from 1-120 with each group of ten (1-10, 11-20, etc.) in a different calm color so when all the cards are together, they create a beautiful rainbow.
Any of these could be done whole group, in a small group, with a partner, or alone. They’ll fit great on the floor, at a table/counter, or in a pocket chart.
1. Putting Numbers in Order: Students can put the numbers in order. You can use either set of cards – the rainbow coded ones would offer a little extra guidance (kids will hopefully notice if they put a green number in the orange row, etc.). You can use any range or combination of numbers depending on the skill-level and goals you want kids to work on. For example, I’ll probably start Kindergarten with just 1-20 or 1-31, but maybe later in the year, my kids will be able to go to 120. If you’re working on skip counting, you could have kids put those numbers in order (like 5, 10, 15, 20... etc).
2. Naming Numbers: Students can play this CLASSIC, always fun learning game once the any of the sets of cards are in order (on the floor, table, or pocket chart):
1. While the rest of the group or the other partner isn’t looking, one person hides special cards behind 12 of the numbers (special cards are included- keep reading).
2. Then the rest of the group/other person opens their eyes and tries to guess where the special cards are hidden. IMPORTANT: They MUST SAY the number name before they lift it up and see if anything is underneath it. If students do not know the name, they are allowed to point to the letter and the group will tell them the name for them to repeat and then they can say it themselves before the look.
✅Cards are included to make this a game your kids will want to play ALL YEAR LONG! These cards are slightly smaller than the number cards so they “hide” perfectly. You get: apples, pumpkin, cute ghosts, babies dressed in Halloween outfits, colorful silly monsters, turkeys, gingerbread kids, snowflakes, characters from The Mitten by Jan Brett, groundhogs, hearts, shamrocks, Easter eggs, Spring things, rainbow sharks, beach items, emojis, rainbow bears, adorable dogs, donuts and sweet treats, 3 Little Pig characters, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears characters, colored crayons, US coins, and 2D/3D shapes. Imagine all the times you could turn this into a great seasonal activity! And if you like this game idea, I have number cards 1-120 available in my store for the same great game!