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This number matching game from Francis is a great way to practice tracing and recognizing numbers – with the bonus of helping to burn off extra energy too!
We have been practicing recognizing numbers all the way up to twenty, so the idea for this activity came at a good time!
The post-it idea was inspired by a fun classroom game from Etkinlikhane on Instagram.
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Preparing the Number Matching Game:
First, I wrote 1-20 on post-it notes (affiliate link) and Melissa traced over the numbers. To make it more fun, you can even let them trace over with their favorite colored marker, highlighter, or crayon.
I then repeated the numbers on other post-it notes, this time writing on the front and also on the back.
We took our first set of post-it numbers and stuck them on the wall in the correct order. We had to use some blu tack (painter’s tape also works) to help keep these first post-it notes in place.
We then scattered the second set of post-it notes on the floor, but with the sticky side of the post-it facing up. Once all these numbered post-its were in place, we were ready to start the game!
Playing the Number Matching Game:
First, I sent Melissa on a mission to collect the post its, using only her body (no hands).
She had so much fun rolling on the floor, getting the numbers stuck all over her!
She then walked up to our post-it wall and matched the numbers that stuck on her to the ones we had put on the wall.
This part was a great way to help her actually see the order of each number.
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We repeated the rolling part until all the numbers were up on the wall! This didn’t take very long because she loved rolling so much and managed to catch lots of numbers in one go!