This number 1 worksheet combines a few key activities to facilitate number learning... Kids can practice writing the number one by tracing over the dotted line, they can count, and they can also color in one fox. We hope this will pave the way to them recognising the number in everyday situations.
Your little ones will love the pictures which we've chosen because we've noticed children seem to respond to animals more than objects, especially when there is color and the images are designed to be child-friendly... i.e. warm, friendly, cute, playful etc.
To download the free PDF below you can either click on the image or the link below.
This worksheet has been created for preschool and kindergarten aged children. Teachers may want to use it in class, and parents/carers can use it while giving some extra math support to their children at home. After clicking the image, you can download and then print the PDF file which has been compressed for speed and saving space.
While practicing with your kids, when they complete it, or they complete one part, how about praising them to encourage them? Recent research has shown that praising something that can be repeated, like effort, concentration, trying, not giving up, leads to more learning and creates a growth spiral.
As well as fun and colorful worksheets and a variety of activities, what else can you do to support number learning? Well this will depend on the age, but there are a number of fun things you can do.
Anything that increases familiarity with the number will help. Ready? 1, 2, 3 go!
Counting things a good idea. Count anything... toys, sweets, peas, socks, the number of times you jump or dance moves you bust out... Watching you do it will help. Watching other little people do it will probably help even more. They are learning all the time.
Number Rhymes are also great... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive!
How about playing a number game?
When I was an English teacher for kindergarten aged children I especially enjoyed using balloons in games. If the children were able they would draw numbers on balloons. If they couldn't yet draw 1, then I'd draw it...
I would throw all the balloons in the air and they had to scramble to find the balloon with "1" on. Variations of this games were numerous. Sometimes they'd find it and bring it back to "1's home" which could be a box with a 1 on it, or the worksheet above placed on the floor. To make it more difficult and maybe more fun how about they have to get it back to 1's home without picking it up?
How about making up your own game? or adding your own variations to this one?