Saturday, October 31, 2015

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers!

All of my children learned their numbers by playing cards. A regular playing deck was always around us – literally.
One of our favorite card games to play was Skip-Bo.

Skip-Bo is such a fabulously easy game to play, and it is a perfect way to learn the numbers 1-12.
In case you don't know what Skip-Bo is, it's a game where each player is dealt a stockpile of cards and then attempts to win by playing all these cards on building piles in numerical sequence 1 through 12.
At first, our little ones would not have to play strictly by the rules. They would sit in our laps and place the cards we handed them on the correct piles; then, upon recognition, they would point to the card while in our hand then place it on the appropriate card stack.
Eventually, they could play “alone”. Of course, we changed the rules up a bit: less cards played with, no trash pile limit, and the Skip-Bo wild card not used.
It was a fine day when all 6 of us could sit down and play a real Skip-Bo card game. We still play it whenever we get together. In fact, it was the first game we taught our Japanese exchange student last summer.
Here is Aya shuffling a deck of cards. She LOVED playing Skip-Bo!
(And was so proud that she had taught herself how to shuffle.)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -
Skip-Bo is an awesome number-learning game!

I love numbers. And I love teaching numbers. So, I'm not sure why it took so long for me to upload my numbers products.
But finally I have in my store 7 “Numbers!” products to help make learning/teaching numbers EASY and FUN!

Take a look:
I never liked wearing crowns or bracelets in school, but I wanted the kids to have some kind of craft that would show off their numbers skills. Wahla, Number Ties. The kids love to decorate and wear the ties; I like the ease of no assembly & one size fits all!

We love puzzles around here, so number puzzles are a must!

Exit tickets are a quick and simple way of assessing. I LOVE quick and simple activities!

Number Emergent Readers are a super fun way to practice numbers. The kids love being independent and showing their parents what they know about numbers.

 Like, I said, we play a lot of games. This Memory Game is bright and colorful.

And for the meat of number learning, here is a packet of 76 printables designed to introduce, practice, or review numbers in all of their forms: tally marks, ten frames, dominos. This packet has mazes, cut and paste sheets, . .  fun interactive pages.

Want all of these great items for less? Here is the comprehensive Packet that includes all of the above in one packet and at a 15% discount!

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