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Number Swat

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Develop children's recognition of numbers through this simple activity.

Materials Needed:

  • fly swatters
  • dice
  • number cards/number flashcards¬†

What to do:

  • Lay the number cards on the table
  • Give each child a fly swatter
    Roll the dice, when the dice lands on a number children have to "swat" the number.

Hints and Tips:

  • Can do this with bigger numbers using two dice
  • Whoever is the slowest swatter has to sit out, until the last child remains
  • Can be done with letters, shapes, colours etc.

Reference:
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Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Counts objects.
    - Recognizes numbers.
    - Understands same and different.
    - Uses left or right hand preference.

  • Play Based Learning: Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

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