Number cards are a group of cards with numbers on them that are usually arranged in numerical order. Number cards are tools used to teach children basic math starting from recognizing numbers and counting to basic math operations such as addition and subtraction. Number cards are a great tool to use because there are so many fun ways to use it.
You can buy the number cards or make them yourself. You can make the cards as much as you want depends on what stage your children are currently in. for an earlier stage like kindergarten making the numbers up to 30 is enough. You can add the numbers gradually along with introducing math operations.
You can make the number cards at home using simple materials below:
1. Paper (use a thick and stiff paper like carton to make the cards sturdy)
To make the numbers cards, all you need to do is cut out the paper following the size of the cards that you want. Cut as much as the number you want to make. If you want to make number cards 1-100, then you need to cut 100 pieces of paper. After that, you can write the numbers on each card. You can use different colors of markers to make it more fun.
You can also design the cards on the computer, print them, and then cut them. Once you have the cards, you can laminate them to make them last longer.
Number cards are the perfect tools to learn basic math in a fun way. There are a lot of games you can play using number cards.
You can shuffle the cards, give it to the kids, and let them rearrange the cards into the right order.
You can hide the cards around the house and let the kids collect them in a treasure hunt. Once they gather all the cards you can give them rewards.
You can play too big, too small, and just right. Take one card in the pile, and let the kids guess which number you're holding. Tell them if the number they guess is too big or too small until they guess it just right.
You can also corporate physical activity into this. Let the kid pick a random card and then they can clap or jump the number of times of the card.