Number Recognition Activities
Number recognition activities do not have to be boring! In reality they can be fun and engaging while helping the students learn their numbers. In Kindergarten, number recognition is a topic that is covered usually by flashcards. But what if they didn’t have to be?
Number Recognition Printables
What better way to learn your numbers than a fun little booklet! Students get to color in the pictures and then write the number on the line. My students love this because they love being able to put their mark on something.
With this activity there are a couple different ways to use it in your classroom. You could print off and have the students color all the numbers or you could split it up. I like to just focus on the numbers 1-10 first and then add 11-20 as we learn them.
Gumball Counting Mats
My students LOVE this activity! The gumball counting mats require the students to count either gumballs, pom poms, playdoh balls, or any other hands on manipulative you can think of. This resource contains the numbers 1-20 and the gumballs.
This is a fantastic way for them to not only practice number recognition, but also one to one correspondence.
Pepperoni Pizza Counting with Worksheets
This activity is so much fun! The students have to count the number of pepperoni slices on each pizza. This center can be done as “paper” free without the worksheet or with, whichever you prefer.
Paper Free Version
For this version, I like to have my students use clothespins or other types of “markers” to show their thinking. The students really enjoy when they feel like they are getting out of doing work (a.k.a. worksheets).
With the included worksheet, the students get to color in the pizzas and then color the correct number of pepperoni slices. You could also have them use the dot markers instead. My students like being able to color in their pizzas.
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