Introducing numbers to our kids is a primarily to do before continuing to any mathematics formulas. Starting to introduce it using the number grids would be interesting. By using the grids, you can create a bunch of numbers that are organized and pleasant to see. Because it is for kids, it’s better for you to start with some number list first. In this case, is a number grid of 1-25. Provide the grid template first. Then for the contents, it’s up to you to provide the numbers by your hands writing or printing. Guess it will be effective to use the printed one. You should also consider the size of your grid. If you are going to make it as a card, then it should be tiny but the number should still be clearly seen. But if you going to make this stick on your kids’ wall, then it should have a large size. The benefit of using cards as the media is that it easier to place and bring everywhere. However, using the ones that stick to the wall also seems more proper for learning. It’ll make the number clearly seen in a place. For the printed number grids, you can print them along with the grid template. If you want to make extra, you can also layer it with the interesting picture behind the number card. This one is only proper when you use the card style.
Choose one of your kids’ favorite cartoons, and print it with a high-quality result. After that, you can stick it up with the number grid. If it is too thin and transferred, layered it first with hard paper. This is how you can create a number of grids for your kids. Making a project out of it might be interesting too. To test your kids’ memory, you can provide blank grids. The numbers template is also needed at this time. Cut the numbers template into each item. Then, ask your kids to arrange the numbers on the appropriate list by sticking each of them to the blank grid. If they are already familiar, then continue with the reverse version of placing the number in the grids. If your kids already mastered the numbers 1-25 then you can continue to create three more cards with 25 placed numbers in the grid if the target numbers are 1-100. However, the importance is not on the quantities of the numbers, but on how they can stuck in your kids’ memories because they’ll go to learn more than just numbers.
Hopscotch is a traditional game from Britain that used the grid to play. It drew on the ground. The hopscotch itself has many variations but it commonly contains ten grids that draw using chalk. To create the hopscotch grid, you need to prepare the chalk. Find the ground that is flat and not bounced to throw the stones. If it’s your first time drawing the hopscotch grid, you might need to see the layout, so prepare it first. Start drawing the grid by making the grids vertically. Because it consists of ten boxes, it should be divided it to the rules. Draw the first box, and continue with two boxes behind it. The first box will be the number 1 grid, and the two behind will be the 2 and 3. Continue to draw the same pattern until it reaches number 10. Write the start mark in the front of the grid and the finish on the above number 10 grid. Make sure that your grid is fit your foot. It would be great if you also draw it in all same size. That would have a nice look. Then, provide the stone that you use as the mark of the grids. You can also provide the ones that can be a mark as stone such as plastic toys, buttons, coins, and so on. The rule of the game is that you have to throw the stone on one of the grids, then continue to step to another grid that doesn’t have the stones in it. You also should take the marker back into your hands once you reaching out the finish line. You consider being failed if the stone that you throw is touching the lines or out from the grids and if your feet touching the lines while you doing the hopscotch. Even while you take the marker, you cannot land your hands or feet in the grids line. It is such a traditional game that is very popular and pleasant to play. Kids would love to do this over and over. This game can be played as one of your kids’ outdoor activities. Playing the hopscotch will keep your kids for being active and energetic. Besides, the game also enhances the kids' awareness to be careful on any steps that they take.