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
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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.