MAY
10
2010

PreK Numbers, Shapes, Colors Review

To review all of the numbers, colors and shapes we learned as we went through our Letter of the Week curriculum, I made some fun review games! Note: If you missed it, don’t forget to do the A-Z Review also!

Number Review:

Clothespin Number Review: Write numbers on mini-clothespins and then have your child clip them on to the correct number of dots!

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1-10 Number Sticker Sheets: This download includes numbers 1-10. You can put stickers in each square or laminate it and re-use over and over with any manipulative of your choice!

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Number Word cards: This download comes with the letters in the boxes like below and for more of a challenge I also added blank cards for each color word as well. Your child can match up letter tiles to each number word card. The letter tiles are included in the download as well, but you could use any letter manipulatives you want to spell the words. Includes 1-10 number words. The word tiles come color coded to help younger children, for more of a challenge you can download my black and white letter tiles.

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Number Dot Cards: You can use these a few ways, simply count the dots and say the number, use a fun manipulative like mini-clothespins or pom-poms. You can also use dry-erase marker to trace the numbers.

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Chicka Chicka 123 Cards: We cut out these small numbers & add them to our alphabet tree as we are learning them.

Variation: Laminate and use as play-doh mats, or cut out and use as number lacing cards!

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Number Collage Worksheets: 0-9 worksheets are included. Glue something on each one, color them, put on the correct amount of stickers based on the number, whatever you can think of!

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Number Tracing: You can either use with pencil/crayon etc, or laminate and use with dry-erase. We chose to put stickers along each number just for fun.

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Number Hopscotch: Pick any letter’s Large Floor Numbers and play hopscotch!

  • Call out numbers in random order and have your child hop to it.
  • Have your child put the cards in numerical order.
  • Put them in random order on the floor and have your child hop to them in numerical order.

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Dice Number Game: This is mainly an assessment for number recognition and counting. You can either use with a dotted die or one with numbers on it. Simply roll your die and circle the correct number in box 1, then roll again, and circle the correct number in box 2 and so on.

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Number Magnet Pages: I had a reader ask for some number magnet pages, so here they are. Hope you like them!

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Assessment Tests: I use these with bingo markers or Do-a-Dot Art Markers. The download includes A-Z, a-z, 1-20 assessment sheets. I call out a number and she marks it. This is an excellent way to assess what your preschooler has learned from this year, and what you still need to work on!

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Shape Review:

Shape Play-doh Mats: Laminate these shape cards and use them as shape templates for your play-doh learning time! Variation: Lay the cards out and have your child find objects that are the same shape and place them on the correct shape card.

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Patter Block Patterns! I haven’t found any pattern block patterns, just the picture cards, so I made some for our shape review.You can purchase Wooden Pattern Blocks from most teacher supply stores.

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Shape Tracers: You can use this a few different ways! This download includes 10 shape tracing cards.

  • Laminate and use with dry-erase to trace the shape/word
  • Cut out shapes for scissor practice
  • Color or trace with crayon/markers/paint
  • Place stickers along the edges of each shape

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Shape Puzzles: Cut out each shape, then cut in half along the dotted line to make shape puzzles.

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Shape Sorting: I used my Shape Cards from the Letter of the Week curriculum, and had we sorted our Large Buttons onto each shape card. You can also use the Color flashcards from the Letter of the Week as well for color sorting.

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These cardboard puzzles came from Wal-mart. They were just a couple bucks for 4 of them. They include numbers and shapes along with some fun animal ones as well!

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Shape Silhouette Match Up: Cut out the colored shapes, and match them to their corresponding shape on the outline game board.

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Color Review:

Paint Brush Color Matching: This is a file folder Game I made for color matching. Instructions are included in the download, but you can see here how it’s set up:

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Color words: This download comes with the letters in the boxes like below, then your child can match up the letter tiles to each card. For more of a challenge I also added blank cards for each color word as well. Both are included in the download along with colorful letter tiles, but you could use any letter manipulatives you want to spell the words. Includes 8 color words. The word tiles come color coded to help younger children, for more of a challenge you can download my black and white letter tiles.

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I left the color words whole and just had her match them up. Later when she’s more advanced I’ll cut the letters apart and have her match them individually.

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Color Puzzles: Simply cut out each square, then cut in half along the dotted lines to make into a color matching puzzle.

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Color Mixing: Using these cards, we made up some colored water and then used smaller scoops to mix based on each card. You can see more here in my blog post:

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Mama Jenn’s Color Mixing: Mama Jenn made this fun printable for a fun color mixing activity! Click here to see instructions and how we did it.

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My First Color Book: If you didn’t already make this fun little book, here it is again! After printing, simply fold the 4 sheets of cardstock with color words on them in half and staple them down the center. I attached a colored piece of ribbon to each page according to its color. Then let my daughter cut out the images and glue them on each page based on its color word. (We did a couple pages per day depending on her attention level.) Afterwards we read through the book together!

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Shades of Color (to be used with paint chips): This is a simple file folder game I made to work on matching different shades of colors. Click here to see the post for more details. You can download my color grid here, and I used a 1 1/4″ square punch to punch the colors out.

Zebra Domino Game: This is from our Letter Z week, but its a great color matching and logic skills review! I made these cards in several different color combination’s so you can play a fun game of domino’s that’s on a prek level. Simply match up the zebra colors next to each other to play the game.

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Fun color matching puzzles from 1+1+1=1: I like this one from Carisa because it includes the color words!

Family Fun Night! Have an Numbers party! Using a jumbo 6 spot muffin tin put: 1 cup of milk, 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (1 cut in half), 3 colby cheese chunks, 4 grapes, 5 pretzels, 6 chocolate chips. Watch Leapfrog Math Factory!

Congratulations! You’ve completed the Numbers, Shapes and Colors review for my Letter of the Week curriculum! If you missed it, don’t forget to do the A-Z Review also!

For More Preschool Ideas and Activities visit Preschool Corner!

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Comments

  1. I love your site and all of the wonderful things you do with your kids! Quick question…where do you buy your bingo dot stampers??

    • the dollar store has them:)

      • This site is AWESOME!! I am doing Pre-School with my Grand-Daughter because her birthday falls in late October and she is too old for Pre-School! This site has is all! I might learn a thing or two at the ripe ole age of 45!!! Thanks for sharing!!
        C;ara

  2. Thanks for all the downloads! I love them! God bless you!

  3. Thanks love. I downloaded some of the number & color reviews for EM. If Kelly up above reads this…I found the do a dot markers at Michael's Craft Store. Sometimes AC Moore has them.

  4. I have a silly question about the shape cards. I purchased your LotW curriculum a while ago( LOVE it) but I'm not sure in which folder to find the shape cards. I've been randomly opening the different folders and having no luck. Are they under a specific letter?Sometimes I just need to have my hand held, I guess. LOLThanks! =o)

  5. Wow…great resources! I have two preschoolers and a soon-to-be K'er. I will be using some of these for sure, thank you!

  6. It's great – here, all in one place. Thanks :-)

  7. Thanks Christina!

  8. KELLY: I got mine from Lakeshore Learning here, but you can click on the link on the post and get them from Amazon etc. They’re called Do-A-Dot Markers.

  9. Giggly Girls: I just sent you the link to download the extras, I think you missed it :)

  10. Another great set of educational resources! Thank you for your amazing generosity, Erica!

  11. Another great set of educational resources! Thank you for your amazing generosity, Erica!

  12. If I purchase the Letter of the Week curriculum, does it include the reviews as well?

  13. Seriously, you are the BEST! Everything that I could ever want, right here in one post! I am so thankful for you!!!

  14. SarahALee: Yes, it does include the review stuff as of today.

  15. Hi Erica,Thanks for these great downloads.Little Bro is very into working on his numbers and will love these activities.Just FYI…Wanted to also let you know that with the Letter of the Week Curriculum and I am assuming also with these numbers sheets, that regular Tiddly Winks can be used if you are somewhere without your magnetic dots and baking sheet.We were up visiting my mom and found that regular Tiddly Winks were the perfect size for the sheets. We found the Tiddly Winks at a children's consignment store for $1.50Have a great day!Colleen

  16. Thanks Erica! Lots of great stuff here! I neead to get the printer all warmed up and ready to go! :-) Thanks for linking to the color wheel!

  17. Thank you! You are such a blessing!

  18. Wow Erica, you are truly just wonderful! :) Seriously how do you manage to create all this stuff, blog it and share it etc etc…. WOW!I wanted to tell you about some awesome products we use for our homeschool. You may have heard of them, Discovery Toys. I signed up as one of their consultants just so I could purchase tons of school supplies this last December. I don't intend to use it as a business but I do get a discount when ordering. However, my discount will soon expire since I am not an "active" consultant. I would LOVE to offer the discount to you and would be happy to pass it onto any of your readers as well. I could email you a catalog or you can check out some of their great educational stuff on their website.http://discoverytoys.com/web/guest/home;jsessionid=13941457B379A8FECFF5511261CD04D2.wdadmin81Just click catalog, then USA. Then you can flip through the catalog in PDF format.Their "toys" have a LIFETIME warranty AND you can replace any parts that are lost. So if you loose a piece you do not have to replace the entire thing! I LOVE THIS! So here's the deal, IF you want to use it OR want to pass it on :) I won't be offended if you don't do either :)15%-20% off all Discovery Toys!If you do pass along the offer I will choose an order date so that I can place all the orders at once and not be bombarded with single orders, if that makes sense. You or anyone can have 15% off and if the combined orders of all who order equal over $500…Then everyone gets 20% OFF!! (That’s WHOLESALE price!) Of course each buyer would be responsible for S&H; chargesAnyways, let me know if you want to. Really no biggie if you don't :)You ROCK!p.s. our favorite things we use for school are…Busy BugsIt's a MatchThink It ThroughMeasure Up cups (especially for our tiny tot)Giant PegboardMeasure Up balanceBusy PetsBusy FarmPlayful PatternsMotorworks-for a fun workbox activity :)Marbleworks to use during free timeAnd then several different games that are a ton of fun(Ya we kinda use a lot! That's why I wasn't going to buy it all without a discount hehe)

  19. http://www.thehomeschoolden.blogspot.com/ says:

    What gorgeous materials you make! Wish we still had the printer (it was packed up by the movers last week and I won't have it for 3-4 months. The torture!) You always create so many wonderful resources. Thank you for all you do!Liesl

  20. Thank you so much for the folder paintbrush game and for the animal colour puzzle. I know my 2 year will love these.Helen

  21. thank you sooo much for this post, I love the number words! my daughter needs to work on them, and this is an excellent idea, using magnetic letters, thanks

  22. Those are all great activities. The paint chip game is my personal favorite, since I think it's actually rather challenging. I know from so many experiences that usually my daughter wouldn't do any printable – she finds them either boring or too hard if they require writing. I think she might like a painting chip one though.

  23. Thanks for all the downloads! post free classified ads

  24. Hi Erica, Thank you for sharing your ideas! I had a question about your pattern blocks – what material are the ones you have? I am purchasing online and see that they have wood, plastic, and foam versions. Do they slide around on your laminated pattern cards(asking, only because I know that would totally frustrate my 3.5 year old)?Thank you!

  25. TESSA: I have the wooden pattern blocks, I like them because they are thicker and just like the feel of wood. I believe they are the same size as the plastic version, not sure about the foam ones.Yes, they do slide around on the laminated sheets.

  26. Thanks for all the downloads- they are brilliant and very inspiring. I do have one tiny suggestion though; please can you include the number zero in your number stuff. My eldest (who is now 8) learned to count to 10 etc before she was 2 (infact when she was about 1 and a half she was convinced that it went "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, hurray!" because she always got a round of applause when she got to 10). Anyhow, when she started doing simple addition the number zero suddenly appeared from nowhere and it really threw her, she just couldn't get the number zero into her own personal mindmap of how numbers work. Since then with kiddos 2 and 3 we have always included zero in any number work we do so it doesn't just turn up out of the blue.Thanks again for all the hard work!

  27. TUMMYMUMMY: Hi, I do include zero on several games in my Letter of the Week downloads, it's not on everything, mostly because I was trying to save printing extra pages to fit it on! LOL!Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll try to be more diligent about adding it in.

  28. These are all wonderful. I can't wait to get some prep work done for the next couple of weeks while my husband's gone for business. I'll need lots of ideas to keep us busy :)

  29. Hi. I'm an avid lurker on your blog and I LOVE it and all that you do! I think you are a true supermom! I, however, am not! I want to know how you get your kids interested in doing these activities. I'll spend countless hours on this and other kind of hands-on materials but my son is extremely passive and frankly, he would rather just play with his toys. He just turned five and I also have a 2 1/2 yr old girl who doesn't have much of an attention span so it's hard on both fronts. I'm curious how long your school day goes and how much other type of playing they do, such as with toys. I think our house is a toy store and I imagine it's very distracting, to say the least. Again, thank you for maintaining this blog (I truly don't know how you do it all), as well as sharing your ideas and materials!! Love in Christ!-Rhonda

  30. Rhonda: We average 4 hours per day with the older kids and about 2 hrs with my preschooler. But my preschooler joins in with us for our Expedition Earth activities, so she really does more, but that's only because of her older siblings! Here's a link to our schedule: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/tag/our-schedule

  31. Serena Guimarey says:

    Hi Erica!I was just wondering if you thought about doing numbers up to 20? I love using the number page for my daughter but wanted to go up the number scale.Thanks, Serena (hyrena@yahoo.com)

  32. Serena: Yes, I was thinking about it, we count up to that all the time with our calendar and such, but I'll get on it. Do you have any game you want it for specifically? I did the number dots at the top of this post.

  33. Thank you for sharing all your great printables! Blessings,EilisGrowinginPrek.com

  34. Thank you so much for sharing all your great printables! Blessings,EilisGrowinginPreK.com

  35. I am officially obsessed with this blog post!! Thanks! :)HadarMiss Kindergarten

  36. Erica, you have these great number cards we’ve been using but I cannot remember where they are located here. I can’t part with ours, they are laminated and well used, so I was hoping you can point me to where they are.

    Example of the cards, You have a picture with three fish and then you have the numbers on the side 4,2,3 from which my daughter counts and chooses the corresponding number. These cards have made our morning commutes a grand learning experience and I want to share it with friends.

    Thanks again for the wonderful work you share and for inspiring so many moms to take on teaching with fun, creativity and passion.

  37. I just love this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. HI! I’m loving these number games, etc.!! BUT, it says the files have been deleted when I go to download. Are they not available anymore? Thanks for all you do….so those of us who are creatively challenged do go BERSERK!;)

    • Renae,
      Please try again. I am moving files off of 4shared and I missed a couple links. Sorry about that. Let me know if you have any more issues and with which files. Thanks!

  39. I love these! They are awesome!!

    Katie
    Teachers Ask, Teachers Tell

  40. you have awesome ideas! I don’t know how you find the time so let me know if you have any tips. I have a 1 and 2 year old and feel like I have no time!

  41. I love your site! Thanks so much!
    See this post for some ideas I did with your printables! I am new to blogging, so don’t laugh!

    http://neighborhoodfriendschool.blogspot.com/2011/09/math-shelves-for-camp-friend-school-in.html

  42. Thanks a lot for all the GREAT downloads! I love to make things like this too, but have yet to create a blog. I’m sure it took you a long time to create these activities, so thanks soo much for sharing them for free!

  43. Kickin Kinders says:

    I love your site and thank you so much for all the freebees they will be well used in our class!

  44. Just found your site. I love your ideas for preschool age. I just became a certified Montessori Teacher and noticed alot of your materials and work are similar to that of the Montessori philosophy. Just curious if you used Montessori as a guide for homeschooling. Great ideas!

  45. Thank you for the ideas… and sharing so many wonderful PDFs. We homeschool… and have 4 wonderful children. Our son has Down Syndrome and is working on PreK and Kindergarden subjects… Sometimes it isn’t always so easy to MAKE everything he needs to work on… (or find it, cut it out, blow it up and laminate it…) around appointments. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!

  46. Thanks so much for these ideas! There are so many activities here that I look forward to using.

  47. I love this site! Love to grab activities for my 3 1/2 year old son to do. Here is a link to your 1-10 number sticker sheets and other activities we grab…

    http://theuncommoncomptons.blogspot.com/2012/01/prek-activity-day-numbers.html

  48. I just LOVE all of these ideas! So simple and so good!!! Thank you!!!!

  49. Wonderful items here! I’ve been searching for a while for some good number and shape activities! Thank you so much for being so kind to share these! Love it all!

  50. Congrats!!! Your Play-doh mats and website link has been featured on http://www.wordsofhisheart.wordpress.com. I truly think I could print off all your ideas, and I would not have to create anything else until all my Littles are older. Alas, but it is so much fun creating my own! The way you incorporate fine motor etc. into everything is an extra blessing for me since my 5-year-old has Down syndrome and I’m always trying to multi task with him. Thanks so much!

    Blessings,
    Alyson

  51. Just wondering where you can find magnetic alphabet letters . Cant seem to find them anywhere. thanks !

  52. Your website is always a blessing and a source of inspiration. Thank you! I just wanted to drop a note that I used your materials, took pictures and linked it back on to this page. http://noorjanan.blogspot.com/2012/05/numbers-1-10.html

  53. Thank you so much!!!

  54. Hayley Park says:

    I’ve just found you and you are brilliant, Thank-yuo so much!

  55. There’s so many great resources here! We will definitely add these to our centers.

  56. Just linked back to you about these–what a fabulous set of printables!! I really appreciate the help–I am terrible remembering to work with math. These were great! http://rubsomedirtblog.com/2012/06/manipulating-math/

  57. hi i was wondering how can i get a copy of the caterpillar pom pom patterns…that was so cute

  58. hi i was wondering how can i get a copy of the caterpillar pom pom patterns…that was so cute

  59. I can’t tell you how much I love and appreciate your blog! I am thinking about homeschooling my girls age 2 and 4 and love all the activities you have. You are amazing and give me inspiration! Thank you!

  60. THank you, Thank you, Thank you for all your wonderful downloards!! I can’t wait to use them with my kids! You are truly an awesome teacher and servant of God:)

  61. Hi! I love your activities! I was wondering where you purchased the trays that the activities are in?

  62. Thanks so much for the freebies. These are great

  63. Hi! I was wondering where I could find the shape cards in the letter of the week bundle! are they inc;uded in one of the letters?

  64. Thank you very much for the freebies. Loved all the ideas.

  65. So glad I stumbled upon this site. Great worksheets, I can’t wait to start using them!

  66. Having a hard time with ordering the letter of the week curriculum. I want to contact you, but when I press the contact me button, nothing happens.

  67. Leslie Taylor says:

    I love love love your website! So cute and crafty! I teach Kindergarten at a private Christian school and we’re on a tight! budget, so thank you very much! I will have you as my favorite spot!

  68. Thank you!

  69. Thanks for sharing your neat ideas!!

  70. Thank you so much for your wonderful activities. I am a public school teacher and I use a lot of your activities for my kindergarten classroom. I was wondering if you have a playdoh shape mat for the hexagon? That shape is part of our common core standards now and I would like to add that to the mats I printed from your site. Please advise and again, thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

  71. These are wonderful! I can’t wait to use some of these with my kindergarten class. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and creations!

  72. This blog was the best find of the year for me! Thank you so much for all of the free samples- I cannot wait for my Kindergarten class to use them all!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

  73. Great Website! I am a Kindergarten teacher and I know that my kiddos will love these activities! Thank you so much for sharing these, it really is amazing!

  74. just an fyi…I think your square and rectangle are backwards on the play-doh mats :)

  75. You are amazing!

  76. I stumbled upon this website while looking for activities for my 6 year old son who is having trouble remembering his numbers and hasn’t had much practice with number words. This website gives me so many ideas that my kids & I will love to do together. Your activities are brilliant. This is my second year of homeschooling & I’m completely bored with the curriculum. My kids say they’re not but I am & I know it shows. I wanted to incorporate some fun activities but didn’t know what and now…I’m one excited mama! Your website is going on my running list of homeschool websites/resourses. Thanks for posting!

  77. Hello Erica:

    This is amazing!! You have done such a wonderful job here.. God Bless You and your work!!

  78. Thank you for this page! I have visited many different blogs and other websites but have never found so much I can use in one place.

    I am a Kindergarten special education teacher who is working on many preschool skills. I am excited to use many of your numbers, shapes, and colors review activities. They are excellent!

  79. Maura-Leigh says:

    These are fantastic ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  80. Maestra Bilingue says:

    I love your website. Were you a teacher before you decided to home school? You have great activities. I just wanted to leave a note about the shapes portion. I noticed in one of your printables you have the rhombus labeled as a diamond, however, mathematically that is incorrect. I would love to use your activity in my classroom, but I can’t use the diamond one because it is not a diamond. If you look at the common core curriculum you will notice it is labeled rhombus. Other than that, I think you are doing a FANTASTIC job educating your children! I always tell the parents of my students that THEY are their first educators and must play an active role in their children’s education and you are doing just that and beyond! I applaud you!

  81. Cristina Medina says:

    thanks this is so helpful =) your awesome

  82. happifeat says:

    All of these are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your brilliance. :)

  83. brooke maddox says:

    I am a prep teacher in Australia and I think you’re resources here are amazing. I will definitely be keeping an eye on your website and utilising your resources!
    Thankyou and keep up the good work.
    What you are doing for your children and your family is commendable. Too many families these days are disjointed and totally out of touch with each other and I think it is amazing that you are creating such a wonderful strong bond amongst your own!

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