Get the students in a Valentine’s Day mood to practice their counting on skills using these fun heart themed number order clip and write cards. These cards are sure to enlighten and intrigue students to complete the sequence. Practice number order, counting on, before and after for numbers 1-20 with these fun and festive heart number order clip cards!
*Guest post by Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Heart Number Order Clip Cards
Here’s what you’ll need to prepare these engaging heart themed counting cards for your kids:
- Heart Clip Cards (at the end of the post)
These cards are so simple to use in a center, and the black and white version is also included so you can add your own numbers, or even print them out for kids to complete individually as a recording sheet.
Once the cards have been printed and laminated, you can cut them apart and place them in a basket. It would be helpful to have a separate basket for ‘completed cards’ for the teacher to check, but it isn’t necessary to have.
I like to prepare the kids before we start working on this activity, just to help them review their counting skills. I would have a few numbers written up on the board with two empty boxes next to the numbers.
We then begin to fill in these boxes as a whole class. Another way to review counting on is to simply begin by counting from any number e.g: 3, 4, and have the kids complete the sequence orally. What comes after 3? What comes before 4 etc.?
That way when you hand out the cards, they are more prepared to complete them as a group or individually.
To use the cards in a center, the kids then pick a card and read the numbers shown. Then they count on to find the missing number in the sequence.
This will help enhance their counting on skills along with their number order skills.
They clip the number that’s missing and then they write the number with a dry erase pen in the empty heart. They continue this until all the cards are done.
You can then wipe them and get them ready for the next group of kids to use them. You can finally use the recording sheet to assess their individual progress.
Grab Your Set
Ready to grab a set of the heart counting on clip cards for your kids, too? Download your copy below!
Then, hop over and check out our HUGE pack of Valentine’s Day fun with 27 print and play centers your kids are sure to love!
About the Author
Yara is an ESL teacher from Sydney, Australia with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from, and she shares them often on her blog, Sea of Knowledge.