Monday, 13 March 2017

Umbrella counting cards 3 ways to count

Today, I am excited to share a fun, spring themed set of printables and several ways to use them! Learning number quantity (how much a number is) can be a difficult concept for children, but it is very important to learn aside from just the number symbol we are used to writing. You can use these cute umbrella counting cards to help your child learn how much a number is! Look below for all of the fun ways these cards can be used!   

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I am very excited to be sharing not just how we used these fun printables, but several ways that you can create hands on activities using these cards! 

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Spring Activities: 

Umbrella counting cards


Age: 2+ 

Why: You can use number cards to practice number order, number quantity, and number symbols! 

When learning to count, it is imperative to teach young children number quantity rather than only number order and number symbols. Remember, just because your child knows the order of numbers 1, 2, 3, etc, does not mean that they know how much a number represents. This is number quantity. 

Number quantity can be taught (or reinforced) alongside a simple printable and manipulative. You can use the manipulative to show your child how much each number symbol represents. 

To further challenge your child, this printable set also contains number quantity clip cards and missing number cards. 

How to use 

Print all of the cards on durable paper, such as cardstock. This keeps the cards looking nice for longer periods of time or for use with multiple children. 

The first way you can use these cute printables is simply as intended. I laminated the cards and placed velcro dots on the raindrops and on the cards themselves. All that the child has to do is place the correct quantity of rain drops onto the cards. 

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Aren't these cards just so cute? Here's a bit of a side story - these cards are so inspired by Y who has been obsessed with umbrellas for the past year. He is very eager to use his umbrella! 

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We also used homemade play dough with these cards! This is a fabulous way to include fine motor practice and strengthen hand muscles, as well as practice counting! 

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A third way to use these cards is to present the laminated card alongside a dry erase marker! Your child can draw the raindrops him or herself! 

Bonus idea: you can use sandpaper numbers with the play dough. Use the numbers to indicate how many balls (raindrops, etc) to make from the play dough. 

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Get your set!


Spring activities: Umbrella number cards by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #numbersactivities, #toddleractivities, #totlabs, #springactivities

Includes: 

  • 0-10 number cards
  • Raindrops for each card 



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