Number of the Week Series – Sequin Art Number Recognition

Number of the Week Series is all about doing fun, engaging activities at home that either work for homeschoolers focusing on number recognition, writing and basic math, or for parents looking to complement the Number of the Week focus at school.

V-bot just started school this September, and her class has focused on the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. We have worked on some of these numbers in turn, and she’s now confident in counting items of those numbers as well as recognising and writing the figures. So, this Half Term, I thought it would be nice to revise the numbers she has worked on, as well as introduce the numbers 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. She recognises and can count objects of these numbers, but she’s not confident writing the figures.

This exercise would be great for kids of any age, because it’s really just a way to introduce and talk about the numbers, and decorate them with whatever craft materials you have – we used sequins! (Fine motor practice, plus she *loves* sparkles!)

Things We Need

Large piece of paper or card (or cardboard)
Glue
Masking tape
Marker
Sequins (or buttons, or pompoms, any other craft decoration your little one might like!)

We talked for a long time about the numbers 5 to 9 (which was the object of this exercise, after all!) and went over the figures in crayon a number of times. I held her hand to do the number 8 and then she practised herself.

What activities are you doing this half-term? How do you keep up the number and letter work your kids do at school? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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