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# DIY Pumpkin Number Lines for Number Recognition and Counting activities for Preschoolers

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.

Looking for more maths activities to share this Halloween with your preschoolers? Check out these Halloween Maths Activities for Preschool for more ideas.

## Materials Needed

Stamped Pumpkins – see the Halloween Bunting Post on how to make

Black Sharpie

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## How to make your pumpkin Number Lines

Make the stamped pumpkins according to the instructions in creating Stamped Halloween Bunting 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.

## Watch our EASY Halloween Craft for KIDS Video

Check out this simple Halloween Craft for Toddlers in the video below that you can make together.

## Number Line Activities

We started off with the 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.

## More Number Activities for Halloween for Preschoolers

Download and Print our Spooky Bats to work on Number Recognition whilst making your own number lines.

Head to the Pumpkin Patch and Pick the Pumpkins and work on Number Recognition and Counting on

Inspired by the Halloween Rhyme 5 Little Pumpkins work on Literacy and Numeracy as you make your own 5 Little Pumpkins Book.

Work on Ordinal Numbers inspired by the book Room on the Broom with this simple retelling of the story and number work.

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