1-2-3 Do Some Fall Games With Me
Since the apple and pumpkin shape games, as well as the apple and pumpkin number games, were such a huge hit, I decided to design some for the rest of the popular fall themes. There are sets for leaves, spiders, bats, owls and turkeys. If I've missed a theme that you do, and would like games for, simply shoot me an e-mail: email@example.com and I'll see what I can do.
Number words were always part of my word wall. I found that the more contact my students had with these words, the easier it became for them to automatically recognize and read them. Playing word games made learning them interesting and fun. To make the games, print off the cards, laminate them and then trim.
Students clip a clothespin to the number that matches the number word on the themed-card. So that students can self-check, put an X on the back of the card in the location of the correct answer. I kept clothespins in a tub and games in their own separate Baggy.
There's a blank set of cards for each theme, so that you can program higher numbers, or use for whatever. Click on the link to view/download the Fall Themed Number Word Clothespin Games.
To go along with the apple and pumpkin shape games, I also made 5 more fall-themed shape matching games. They too include the above sets: leaves, spiders, bats, owls and turkeys.
Run off the shape template on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and trim. Students place the colored shape tile onto the matching shape on the themed card. The shapes on the cards also include the shape word, to help reinforce word recognition as well.
I've included a blank set of cards with these sets too, so that you can program them with more shapes or whatever. Click on the link to view/download the Fall Shape Matching Game packet.
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1-2-3 Come Do Some Leaf Activities With Me
I enjoy making simple booklets that cover a variety of standards, so teachers have an instant math center. You can print and laminate the Leaf Count booklet and leaf tiles (there are 4 sets to choose from) and then keep the manipulatives and booklet in a manilla envelope. Children can complete the booklet using the tiles. Students can also use the leaf tiles to count, sort and pattern with. These are nice activities when children complete other work and are asking: "What do I do now?"
If you're looking for a whole group activity, run off copies of the booklet for each student. They can make leaves by using a Q-tip, mini-bingo dauber, leaf stamp, leaf stickers, cut up leaf tiles, or their finger prints, pressed onto a fall-colored stamp pad. When everyone has completed their leaf counting booklet, read it as a whole group and then send home to reinforce the lessons. I know that quite a few teachers are looking for fun, yet relevant homework to send, and this booklet is perfect for that too. Click on the link to view/download the Leaf Counting booklet.
For more fall number practice, I've designed a worksheet packet with a leaf theme. Children practice tracing and writing numbers as they count from 1 to 120 and skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. I've also included "What's Missing?" worksheets where students fill in whatever number is missing. Click on the link to view/download the Leaf Number packet. These are also great for homework, or a sub-folder.
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