Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Q-tip Printing Practise and Bottlecap Number Words


I found this fabulous idea, Q-tip painting over letters.  I thought it would be a great printing practise review for Butterfly.  She can draw the letter over top or dap dots, using a Qtip, over top of the letters I wrote out for her.



I like varieties in printing activities as it makes the child more keen on practising again.



I made a little numbers game that I store in a shoe box.  We have been collecting many bottle caps, and I saw this idea on the same site and came up with a Number Words activity using our saved bottle caps!


I made 10 number word baggies.


On the outside of the bag is the spelled number word, plus a sticker of the number, and a circle sticker to match the number.  Inside the bag are bottle caps, a letter on each cap to spell the number, and the number of pom poms for that word.



So Butterfly takes out the caps and pom poms and spells the number word as shown on the bag.  To know what number is being spelled she sees the number two sticker.  There are two circle stickers on the baggie for her to place her two pom poms on for counting that number.










I love this activity as she is able to work independently on it while learning that numbers are words as well and how to spell them.


15 comments:

  1. My kids would love this. What a great idea.

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  2. Awesome ideas...I really like the number words and counting ideas. I may have to "steal" it, giving you credit of course. I am pinning you!

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  3. what great ideas here. I will share and hope to try with my boys. Jaime@FSPDT

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  4. love this! i featured your link on my blog today. my son LOVES the q-tip writing. thank you!

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  5. Hello! I have recently started following your blog after discovering something that you and Butterfly did and I became enamored with your ideas :-) I love the idea of number words and tangible things to accompany Butterfly's practice. Because you are clearly super creative I ask you how you might develop the shoebox words and numbers for larger numbers and place value? I work with students that are older than Butterfly (10-12) but still need help developing number concept and place value...so do you have any ideas?
    Also, per-Pinterest, you could further grow the activity by affixing fat-quarters of fabric to cookie pans to create your own magnetic boards and create a pulling activity that would match words to pictures...
    Thank you for the posts, your thoughts inspire me :-)

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    1. I'm not sure how to make work for such an older grade level, as my current work and homeschooling stage is for preschool-kindergarten level. Thank you so much for writing me and letting me know that my blog inspires you :) Thank you for your kind words!

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  6. What age group is this good for?

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    1. My work/stage right now is suitable for preschool to kindergarten age *3-7yrs. But it depends on your student(s) and where they are at. I always say follow the child and what they are capable of learning. :)

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  7. Fab ideas - would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on reading - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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  8. What do you dip the q tips in?

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