Cut out leaf shapes from one color of construction paper. (Cut half as many shapes as you have children. Example: If you have 20 children cut 10 leaf shapes.) Next, cut each leaf shape in half using a puzzle-type cut. On ten leaf halves write a number from 1 to 10. On the other 10 halves draw dots numbering from 1 to 10. Distribute all leaf halves to children and invite them to find their matching halves.
Find more activities for early childhood classrooms in these archives:
Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.
Have you subscribed to Sue's free Early Childhood Newsletter? If you have not yet signed up, you're missing out on more fun themed poems and activities. Take a look at Sue's newsletter archive, then sign up today so you don't miss another timely issue of this free newsletter.
Activities by Sue LaBella
Copyright © 2009 Education World