Number Match Wheel is a very simple math activity for preschoolers which helps develop number recognition, counting, number order, concentration & fine motor skills.
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What you need
- Cardstock or cardboard – i used empty cereal box
- Permanent Marker
- Flatten the cereal box and cut out a circle.
- Divide it into ten sections.
- Mark dots on each section to represent a number. I did 1 to 10.
- Write the corresponding numbers on the clothespin.
- Let your LOs count the dots on each section and match the clothespin to it.
Miss A (3.5 yrs) did it with ease. She counted the first five segments and then understood that it follows numerical order, and then just pinned the numbers without counting the dots. 😜 If you think your kids will do the same, you can jumble the order or use higher sequence. Then, I pointed a segment, she counted the dots on it and matched the clothespin. That way she counted all the segments. Miss D (2.5 yrs) counted the dots upto 3 by herself, but needed help with matching the number on the clothespin.😀
Other things we did
- Jumbled the clothespin & ordered them in numerical sequence.
- Spoke about which part of the wheel has the most dots and which one has the least.
- Spoke about how number 1 is smallest and number 10 is biggest in the sequence 1-10.