Teaching number words can seem a bit hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Jael has learned the first ten number words on her own, and I want to help her learn eleven to twenty. How do I plan to do this? What Math tools can I use? How can I teach my child number words without her feeling overwhelmed or bored? I created a dinosaur number words pack.
Dinosaur Number Words
I won’t lie to you. My first thought was to only write the number words we will be working on, on her dry erase board in her room, but I figured:
- Caleb would erase it
- Jael might draw over it
- Jael might ignore it altogether
After some brainstorming, I came up with two activities that I know she can repeat on her own:
- Self-correcting number words puzzles
- reusable worksheets
- reusable clip cards
Tools Needed for These Number Words Activities
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 7-Piece with CleanerGeorgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 92 Multipurpose Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 box of 3 packs (1500 Sheets) (998606)Avery Secure Top Sheet Protectors, Heavy Gauge, Letter Size, Diamond Clear, 25 per Pack (76000)HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant InkLearning Resources Write And Wipe Pockets
Dinosaur Number Words Puzzles
In order to use the number words puzzles correctly, follow the instructions below. The instructions are also included in the pack as well.
- Print the puzzles on cardstock and cut down the middle.
- Cut the puzzles out and separate each piece.
- Have your child match the number word to the number
NOTE: You can make the puzzles self-correcting by writing the correct number
Dinosaur Unscramble Worksheet
Unscrambling is a new skill Jael is working on and so I thought this would be a perfect way for her to work on this skill. I really wanted her to be able to re- do this activity and so I decided to
- Print the pages
- Slip them in our Write and Wipe Pockets
- Allowed her to use dry erase markers
The unscramble pages are free and can be downloaded below.