Showing posts with label Numbers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Numbers. Show all posts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Honey Bees Board Game - Practice the alphabet, numbers, words and more.


Honey Bees


Help the honey bees zoom across the flowers to reach the Finish! Help your child practice their alphabet, numbers, words and more.


This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board, laminate this game board so you can use it over again.
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Honey Bee Game pieces
  • Directions for play

Pages: 2

Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Honey Bees - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Use the honey bees’ game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers onto the flowers. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever flower the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use a mix of words, numbers, and colours to make it interesting.

The Colourful Caterpillar - A 5 in 1 board game to practice shapes, colours, numbers.



A 5-in-1 activity. With lots of games to play you can practice shapes, colours, numbers, lower case alphabet letters as well as a board game.


This activity includes:
  • 1x A3, Caterpillar Mat
  • 1x set of lowercase alphabet letters
  • 1x set of numbers 1 to 10
  • 1x set of shapes (10 shapes)
  • 1x set of flower circles (1 to 10)
  • 1x die
  • 1x Directions for play
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

The Colourful Caterpillar - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to Play with the Colorful Caterpillar.

Place the Caterpillar mat on a table. Don’t forget to give your caterpillar a name. You have a choice between a number of different games:

Using the Shapes.
Use a white board marker to write in the circles of the caterpillar, either draw a shape and let your child match the shape, the word of a shape: e.g.: triangle, or the amount of sides a shape has: for example a square has four sides, so you would write the number four into the circle, your child must then find a shape with four sides.

Using the Numbers.
You can either write the number word out in the circles, your child must then find the correct number, or use the marker and draw dots inside the circle, your child must then count the dots and find the correct number circle.

Using the flowers.
Write the number into the circles, your child must then find the matching circle by counting the flowers.

Using the alphabet.
Choose ten letters of the alphabet; write these in the caterpillar circles. Let your child find the matching alphabet.

Using the Die.
Cut out, fold and glue the die together. With a white board marker write what you will be practising into the circle of the caterpillar, for example, if you would like to practice the uppercase alphabet, you will write 10 letters into the circles. You can use the flower circles as game pieces for the game. Now take turns rolling the die and moving forward, following the die instructions, who ever finishes first is the winner.

Tip: To keep any of these games interesting try using a point system or a timer system. Mix things up by using shapes, numbers and letters. Laminate the mat so you can use it over again. To give the caterpillar mat a good clean, give it a wipe with a tissue and a dab of rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits.

Build A Snowman Board Game - Practice letters, words and numbers





Play a fun and simple snowman board game. At the end of play, see how many snowmen you are able to build. Practice: letters/words/numbers.

This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board, laminate for extra play time.
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Snowmen game pieces
  • Set of snowmen cards - Print 3 or more sets to build the snowmen
  • Directions for play
Pages: 4
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Build A Snowman Board Game - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to play:
Place the board game on a table. Write with a white board marker the words/numbers/letters that you will be practicing into the snowballs.
Cut out the die and stick together. Cut the snowman game pieces and fold on the solid line, place the game pieces before the start snowball. Cut out the cards and place them face down on the table. Take turns to throw the die and move forward, following the die instructions. You or your child must then read what is written on the snowball, if correct, take a card. Play the game over until all the cards are finished, and see how many snowmen you can build with the cards that you have. Help your child read the words until he or she knows them before using new words.
Tip: use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker if it does not wipe off nicely.

A Lady Bug board game to practice colours, numbers, first words and letters


Go Home Little Lady Bugs.



The lady bugs need to get back to their family. A beautiful A3 size game board. Use this game board to teach colours, first words, numbers, letters and more. Print this game board in A3 for better game play.  Laminate it so you may write with a white board marker and wipe it off.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Game board
  • Dice
  • Game pieces, colour blocks
  • Directions for playing
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Go Home Little Lady Bugs - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Cut the dice, lady bug game pieces and the square colours out. Use the game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers into the clouds. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever cloud the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use the colour squares to learn colours, or use a mix of colours, numbers, words etc.

Number Tracing Cards - Practice Pencil Grip, handwriting, number recognition, number word recognition


This is a great way for kids to practice writing their numbers!


The number tracing cards allows kids to draw on them with a white board marker as it wipes away easily with a tissue.  Kids can practice writing their numbers correctly and wipe it away and try again. This helps with pencil grip, handwriting, number recognition, number word recognition.

This activity Includes:
  • Number 1 to 10 A4 Cards
  • Directions for play
Pages: 11
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

Number Tracing Cards - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.
I would suggest laminating these A4 pages, so you can use them over again.

Monday, July 28, 2014

AppleTree Play Dough Maths - Basic maths skills



This is a fun activity for encouraging early and basic maths skills using Apple Scented Play Dough and a set of die. Using this math activity will help your child in areas of counting, subitising, numbers and basic addition and subtraction sums.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Apple Tree mat, A4
  • Directions for play
  • 4x early learning math games
  • Apple Play Dough Recipe
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1



Apple Tree Play Dough Maths - Basic Math Skills: Directly Download by clicking here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.
There are a number of ways these materials can be adapted for different age groups and abilities in areas of counting, subitising, numbers and basic addition and subtraction sums.
What is subitising?
Subitising refers to immediately knowing how many items lie within a visual scene for a small number of items. It is to have a rapid and confident judgement to know at a glance and without counting to identify the number of items in a group. For example, when a dice is thrown the ob-server at a glance, immediately and accurately knows how many dots lie on the face of the dice without counting.

You will need:
  • Apple scented play dough – Directions on how to make it are given to you.
  • The apple Tree mat
  • A set of Die


How to play.
The apple scented play dough is used to create play dough apples which are placed on the tree depending on the maths activity that is being done.
The Apple Tree Play Dough Maths can be used in a number of ways:

1. Subitising – rolling one or two dice and creating that number with play dough apples on the tree. Move the play dough apples around the tree to find different ways of presenting this number.
2. Counting – rolling one or two dice and counting the number thrown, then re-creating this number again but this time as apples on the play dough tree mat. Children will count and re-count to make sure they have the correct number of apples as thrown on the dice.
3. Addition – this can be done on one or two play dough tree mats. Throw one dice and create this number of play dough apples on the tree. Then roll the dice again and ‘add’ how many more apples to the tree. How many apples are in the tree?
4. Subtraction – This is done a little different to the addition as it only uses 1 dice. Place 6 play dough apples on the tree and then throw one dice. Remove the number of play dough apples from the tree that is shown on the dice. How many play dough apples are left on the tree? For older children this can be done starting with 12 play dough apples on the tree and then subtracting the amounts shown on the two dice.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Island Jumping - Free Printable - A pirate themed, active game to practice the alphabet, words, numbers, colours, emotions and shapes.

An active way to play and learn. A pirate themed game that children will love. Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes.


Island Mat, Pirate boat, Spinner, Gold coins, Tresure chest


This activity includes:
• 1x Pirate Boat “home base” mats
• Island mats
• 1x spinner
• Gold paper coins
• 1x treasure box mat
• Directions for play

Pages: 12
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1

Island Jumping: Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes. Directly download by clicking here!


The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

What you will need:
  • A good idea is to laminate the sheets after printing so that you may use them over again.
  • Print as many island mats/ coins as you need.
  • You will need a white board marker
  • A brad or paper holder for the spinner
  • Scissors, for cutting out the coins and arrows

How to play.

On the Spinner mat, write with a whiteboard marker pen, the words or letters you will be practicing, you don’t have to use all the spaces, you may also add more lines to the spinner for more words/ letters. Write the same words onto the island mats.
Place the Island mats on the floor in a big circle shape; secure them with prestik so they don’t slip around. Place the Pirate Boats “home Base” mat in the middle of the islands. Place each mat far enough apart so your child will be able to make the jump from island to home base boat.

Your job is to spin the spinner and call out the word/letter that the arrow lands on, you child starts by standing in the home base boat and has to jump to the correct word/letter island.

When you spin again, your child will have to jump back to home base each time to get to the correct word/letter; she/he may not jump from island to island.
Each time your child gets the correct answer, he/she gets a gold coin, which you then place on the treasure box mat. In order for the game play to flow nicely, place the gold coins on the treasure box mat instead of handing the coins to your child to keep.

Tip: You may use this game to practice colours, letters, words, emotions, shapes.

If the white board marker does not come off the mats nicely after play, use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker pen.