This Unicorn Links Teaching Number Sense activity will sure be a hit with your little learners! Looking for a fun way to get kids to count and show their numbers? These fun unicorn themed plastic links match puzzles are perfect for that. Learners will identify the number on each unicorn card and then find that many plastic links and build ‘hairs’ for the unicorn on each card.
- A4 paper
- Plastic links
Print as many unicorn card puzzles as you need for the number of students in your class (you could play these in groups). Be sure to laminate the puzzles so you can use them over and over.
Unicorn Links Teaching Number Sense Counting Unicorn Hairs
Prepare and cut up the laminated cards for use. You can also check out these other Unicorn Counting Cards Teaching Number Sense FREE Printable Cards! These were used with play dough.
Place them in a seal-able zip lock bag or use a rubber band to keep these puzzles together for easy use. You can also use the little compartment boxes that can perfectly store these cards along with plastic links. The students will then identify the numeral on the unicorn, they will then look for and find plastic links to build them onto the unicorn. If you’d like to use these with pre-schoolers, you can definitely do so with numbers up to five. If they aren’t ready to count just yet, a great alternative activity is to place the unicorn heads into a tub of blue water beads (ice) and they will get the cards from the tub and then identify the numbers on the puzzles.
These task can easily be differentiated with your learners. So have the younger kids work on identifying the numbers and more advanced learners working on their counting skills on each puzzle set.
This activity is hands-on and perfect for kids to use when they need a refresher or some more counting games and activities. Kids will love counting using popsicles! What a great way to reinforce a love of learning math!
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