Celebrate the season and fill your lessons with flower-themed math activities! Use these free printable flower number cards alongside my spring-themed math ideas.
Flower number cards for spring theme math activities
These free printable flower number cards will add a touch of spring and summer to your math activities. Try them with my ideas for flower-themed math activities.
How to create a math rich environment
When we include numbers in our child’s environment we’re helping them to get familiar with math concepts in a relaxed and playful way. They begin to notice numbers, get curious about what the symbols mean, and begin to use mathematical language.
Sometimes we might include math tools, such as these flower cards, as loose parts which children can use in their play however they want to. By having number cards in a sensory tub, for example, we’re letting children become familiar with numbers in a relaxed, self-led, curious way. Listening in to this free-play is a great way to assess what they already know and which skills and concepts they’re working on.
And at other times we might use math tools to teach and practice specific skills. You’ll find ideas on how to use these flower cards for more structured maths activities below.
How to use these flower number cards printables
Print the flower number sheets (see how below) and cut out the individual cards.
You might like to laminate the cards for extra durability.
There are many ways to use the cards to support learning.
:: Use them to make a number line. Head here to see how to use a number line for math learning.
:: Use the number flowers to play matching games. Print two sets and see if you can match up the pairs of numbers.
:: Place two sets of the number flowers face down and use them to play Memory.
:: Hide the number flowers around the house or garden and see if your children can find them all and place them in numerical order, from small to big, and from big to small.
:: Hide the number flowers in a sensory tub. Adding counting cards in with your sensory play makes for a number-rich environment which supports children to recognise, be confident with, and use numbers. You can include them with our spring sensory tub.
:: Use the flower cards for spring sorting games, sorting between odd and even numbers.
:: Practice writing numbers in a writing tray. Set out your flower number cards with a spring sensory writing tray and invite your children to copy the form of each digit.
More flower-themed learning activities
Dive into our store full of creative learning ideas and nurture your children’s love of learning with these flower-themed activities:
:: Try these flower number line games
:: Learn the parts of a flower in our daffodil science lesson
:: Use flowers to develop scissor skills
:: Combine math with art and make flower mandalas
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