I love when we are able to use a set of materials over and over in different ways for different learning purposes. Yesterday we shared how we used our bat craft to play a word family game. Today we’re sharing how that simple bat craft inspired some counting practice.
For this counting game we started with the same basic bat craft. Then we used a glitter glue pen to draw numbers and sets of dots on the bat wings.
When it was time to play Tinker matched the correct number with the correct set of dots.
Then her cute little bats were ready to fly.
Once your child is finished matching the numbers and sets you can use the bats to practice more number sense skills by:
- putting the bats in order from least to greatest
- putting the bats in order from greatest to least
- ask the child to show a bat whose number is greater than ___ (i.e., a bat whose number is greater than 2–answer 3, 4, or 5)
- ask the child to show a bat whose number is less than ___
- identify bats with odd numbers
- identify bats with even numbers
And don’t forget to PLAY with the bats when you are finished. They’d even be a cute addition to a small world for Halloween!
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