The first chapter in our kindergarten curriculum is all about understanding numbers zero to five. We’re reviewing how to read and write the numbers and create sets for those quantities. We’re also learning the corresponding number words, and from my days in the kindergarten classroom I know those number words can be tricky. To help Lovey, I made a set of apple number cards for learning and play activities, and I thought you would enjoy having the free printable set, too!
The full set includes number cards, set cards, and word cards for the numbers zero to five. Click Here to Get Your Free Printable.
How We’re Using Our Number Cards
We use them to sort by kind. As we do we’re discussing which cards show numbers, which show number words, and which show sets. The picture below shows three separate stacks that have been sorted.
Sometimes we use just one kind of card and work on ordering the sets. We can order them from least to greatest or greatest to least.
Other times we use all the cards to create a table that organizes the numbers in order and then matches the related cards.
We can also use the set cards and the number cards to model basic addition facts to five.
The same two sets can be used to model basic subtraction.
I hope you find this set of cards as versatile as we do! We’ve been carrying them everywhere lately for quick math practice.
More Fun with Apples
Printable Apple Theme Lesson Plans
Are you teaching an apple-inspired theme soon?
Check out our apple theme lesson plans. We have a general apples theme and a book-based Ten Apples Up on Top theme. Both are full of hands-on learning activities that include reading, math, science, fine motor activities, sensory play, and more.
These sets are designed for home preschool, but we’re thinking of you too classroom teachers. We’ll have classroom versions available for your use soon!
More Math and Science Activities with Fizz, Pop, Bang!
Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities is designed to bring hands-on fun to math and science play. It’s full of engaging and powerful learning opportunities in math and science, shared through ideas that incorporate art, play, sensory learning and discovery, for a whole-brain approach.
It includes 40 educational projects and 20 printables including a set of build-your-own 3D shape blocks, engineering challenge cards and a range of math games.