Given that I am still a bit out of commission, I have been preparing some new printables and materials for when I am feeling a bit better. Life has been a bit hectic to say the least, so I am not terribly concerned with swapping out shelf materials at home right now. Plus, we’ve had some gorgeous weather come in, so my family has been trying to get more outdoor time in anyway.For now, I’m trying to prep a few new printables though for when I am feeling up to bending to swap out activities, and of course cutting and laminating, a chore many homeschoolers and teachers are familiar with, right?
So instead of thinking about how I am going to deal with knee surgery and another yucky round of hospital stays, IVs, and being away from home, I’ve prepared a fun set of Montessori inspired 3 part cards. Because I need to distract myself!
Speaking of distracting myself… last night, hubby and I decided to have an in bed movie night with the kids. Natasha is only 4 months old so she was more interested in nursing and sleeping than anything else, but Yvann (4.5 years old) was very excited. We decided, as per his request, to watch Finding Dory (yes finally!). Y was so excited to have popcorn in Mommy and Daddy’s bed and to hang out with us.
Half way through the movie, he asked if he could go to bed. And Mommy and Daddy finished watching the movie alone. Family movie night didn’t quite go as planned – Y doesn’t quite have the patience to sit through an entire movie. He can only sit still for so long if he has lego to build with which is of course perfectly fine with us! Although, I do have to admit, I was a little disappointed Y left our bed so soon because I was very excited for the cuddles with him.
Okay, okay, my totally random story has nothing to do with Montessori activities so let’s get to it! Scroll down to read all about how you can use these free number cards to practice counting and number quantity with your kiddo!
Montessori Activities: 0-30 beads 3 part cards
You can use these cards for children approximately between the ages of 3-6. You can use number cards to practice number order, number quantity, and number symbols!
Why: Using 3 part cards is a great for helping children to understand and master information. For this particular work, the children can practice corresponding number symbols to number quantities using images of Montessori beads.
Ideas for use
Option 1: Use these cards as traditional Montessori 3 part cards. Have the child match the image cards to the number symbol cards. Then, the child can use the control card (with the image and the number symbol) to check his or her work.
You can also use the image cards in combination with a Montessori 3 part lesson to teach children what each number is.
Option 2: You can add a hands on component to these cards by presenting them alongside Montessori beads! Children can count out the corresponding quantity of beads and match them to the control card.
Option 3: For an extra challenge, children can match the real beads to only the number symbol card. Then, they can check their work by matching the control image to the beads and number card.