At the beginning of every school year I play a number recognition game with my new first graders.
I turn on the music (the catchier the better) and the kiddies dance around the room with their cards.
When the music is turned off, they must quickly find the person with the matching card.
Sometimes I take a moment so everyone can view the matches. Then everyone hands their card to someone other than their partner match, and the game begins again with new cards for everyone!
Sounds simple ~ and it is ~ but they LOVE it.
Here's a sample of what my cards look like:
Click here for your own copy of 1 to 10 cards (words, 10-frames, dots). I'd love to hear from you if you grab them. Happy Almost Friday :)