Use this Christmas stocking counting math game printable to practise counting to ten.
Christmas stocking counting math game printable
Print off the Christmas stocking counting game printable onto card (see how below), and cut out the present counting cards.
You might like to laminate the cards for extra durability.
How to use the Christmas counting game
There are many ways to us the Christmas counting game printable:
:: you can hang up the stockings and use them as a number line
:: hide them around the room as a treasure hunt, then line then up from big to small, and small to big, when you find them all
:: use the present cards and count out the correct number of gifts foreach stocking: give three presents to stocking number three, five to stocking number five…
You can also use the present cards as loose parts to make patterns.
Spotting, following, and creating patterns are important skills for math and literacy. You’ll use these skills to discriminate odd and even numbers, when you skip count and multiply, and as you learn how to spell.
Set out a the present cards with the invitation ‘Can you make a pattern?’
You might get your children started with a pattern to follow, have them make up their own, and invite them to start patterns for their friends to copy.
You can start with simple ABABAB pattern sequences, and include more complex patterns such as AABAAB and ABBABBABB sequences.
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