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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Pin the Tail on the Bird



My daughter and I love looking at the artworks on Kathy Barbro's website. We were both inspired by this one today and did a painting to feature those cute little birds! We also loved finding out how a sprinkling of salt can change how the paint dries. 


I made these cute little bird counting cards after our art-making. There is a bird for each number 1-10. We did lots of activities with them that you could also use in the classroom. Here are a few ideas on how to differentiate and cater for all your levels of children in number. 

1. Numeral Identification - use the cards for a quick number recognition activity - spread them out face up, call a number and get your students to 'catch the bird' with that numeral on it.

2. Counting - get your students to put the cards in number order and count them. Count forwards and backwards.

3. Matching Quantities - ask your students to pin the same number of clothespins/pegs onto each bird to become their tail feathers!


4. Counting-on - Ask your students to peg on the number of feathers to make a total of ten. In this example, my daughter pegged 6 more to make a total of ten on the 4 bird.



5. Addition - peg two birds together with the same number of pegs as the combined total of teh two numerals. So if the 2 and 3 birds were put together, students join them with 5 pegs. 

You can download these bird templates from Google Drive for FREE 

Find them HERE


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

6 comments:

Julie Stowe said...

Thanks Mel. I love the birds and the activities too.
Julie
Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

Shuna Patterson said...

There are no words for how much I love this! Such a simple idea but I know my littles are going to love this center. Thanks so much for sharing

Margaret Wood said...

What a fantastic idea, thank you so much. Can't wait to try out the activities.

michkenney said...

What great ideas! Thank you!

berta bertaberta said...

I love it!Thanks a lot!

Alison Hislop said...

Love it Mel! What a beautiful picture an then fabulous activity! What do you use to dye your clothes pegs?

Thanks,

Alison