So often I  hear people say they are bad at math and more often than not, it is because they see math as an abstract concept rather than a concrete one.
We work a lot on recognizing numbers and their value because this shows our Lil’s that numbers and math are CONCRETE concepts.
In this activity, we will work on matching our values to their numeric symbol.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (1-4)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-10 (1-4)

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20 (1-8)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-20 (1-8)

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear Number Match Template - Explorers

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Number Match Template - Creators


Step #1
Print and cut out the Brown Bear, Brown Bear Number Matching Template.
Step #2
Count the animals on the card and match it to the corresponding number symbol.
Step #3
Repeat this process until you have counted and matched all of the cards.

Teacher Tip

If your Lil’ wants to try, the numbers are written in a tracing font so they can practice writing their numbers too.

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