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Saturday, December 28, 2013

How many snowflakes - worksheets {freebie}

   Now we're finished with the Christmas activities, it is time to pay a bit more attention to winter. The snow, the chill, the sleighs and snow angels. 

   Here's a simple counting activity I made for my EFL students yet it is great for any kid who is learning how to count and learning the numbers. It includes two versions - one with figures and one with the number words. The one with figures can actually be used in any language.
I call it a worksheet yet I don't intend to use it as a regular one for so many reasons.
Paper.
Not enough fun.
Not enough language practice. Name yours.

   So what we do.
Before the class I put around the room groups of snowflakes with the same number as these on the sheet. Then we sing a short rhyme with the tune of 'Up on the rooftop' and they look for snowflakes.
It goes like this:

How many snowflakes can you see?
Let's count together 1, 2, 3!
or

How many snowflakes can you see?
Let's count together you and me!

Whatever number they find they come and we mark them on the worksheet. We use bottle cups (you can use any small manipulatives) to mark the corresponding number.



Do you have other ideas for activities with these sheets?



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