Last year we created a Pumpkin Halloween Bunting made from prints that decorated our dining room – sitting around from that I have had extra pumpkins that we printed waiting for Autumn to come around again and that I could use. As T is working on number recognition in school, more than, less than and counting on using the stamped pumpkin shapes to create a number line and added resources was an easy quick idea. I haven’t attached these in a line as I like using them as a manipulative getting T to move them around, place them in order biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest.
Stamped Pumpkins – see the Halloween Bunting Post on how to make
How to make your pumpkin Number Lines
Make the stamped pumpkins according the instructions and leave to dry.
Cut out around the pumpkins and label them with numbers – we did 1 – 10 as I want to work on counting on and counting back with those numbers as well as less than and more than.
With all the numbers done – I also added the number words as although we are just starting to learn to read here I want the numerals and the words to be related in her mind that you can write them as a word as well as a number.
Number Line Activities
We started off with identification of numbers
Pulling up a number and saying what it was
Mixing the numbers up and pointing out specific numbers
Then we arranged them from 1 to 10
5 to 1
10 – 1
With the number line we then counted on from a specific number,
counted back from a specific number and
worked out whether a number was more than or less than a number when on the number line.