Looking for a way to make learning to count more fun? By this activity children learn to recognize numbers by making their own rubber flashcards.
Kids love using rubber stamps, and because craft stores carry many fun shapes, children will be able to personalize their very own flashcards and learn a great study strategy that will help them in years to come.
What You Do:
- Cut your cardstock so that you have ten cards. Depending on your stamp size, make sure your
card is large enough to hold ten stamps.
- Using markers, write the numbers one through ten on your flashcards.
- Ask your child to say the number on the card and then to stamp that many pictures. You might
have to show her how to do the first one. If you have multiple-colored stamp pads, show her how
to wipe the stamp clean before changing to a different color. Have your child count out loud while
stamping. This reinforces one-to-one correspondence as she matches the object.
- Continue stamping with different stamps on all of the flashcards.
When finished, try out your rubber stamp flashcards. Hold them up and ask her to say the number and
count the stamps. If she gets it correct, she may keep the card.
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Children learn to recognize numbers.