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This activity is ridiculously easy to set up. But it’s also an effective way to support kids who are working on number recognition, because it gets them moving around and having fun.
Try Number Hop with your child and see how it goes!
Note: See my math activities for kids page for more hands-on activities that teach numbers and counting.
For number hop, the only materials you need are cards with numbers written on them.
We used our Math Wipe Clean Activity Flash Cards for this activity, but you could just as easily write numbers on pieces of paper.
I spread our number cards on the floor where we had a bit of open space. (I also threw in some shape cards for good measure.)
Then I named a number and invited my daughter to hop, jump, or skip to it.
My daughter loved getting airborne for this activity, and hopped from number to number with glee.
We played until she was exhausted, then we picked up our cards to save for another day!
More ways to teach to numbers
More number posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Road numbers printable
- Put the numbers on the clothesline
- Favorite tools for teaching numbers and letters
- Egg carton number matching game