Kids need to practice writing and reading numbers, so why not do it with a little spook? These monster number tracing cards are perfect for a Halloween-themed math activity. Friendly monsters encourage students to work on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It is a fun way to practice writing numerals and number words.
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Your students need to practice writing numbers and numerals, but you don’t have a lot of time. Our FREE number tracing cards are the perfect solution! Friendly monsters are ready to help your students practice writing numbers from 1-10! They are perfect for practicing fine motor skills and pencil grasp.
You will love them because they hardly need any preparation. Perfect for Halloween-themed activities, but generic enough to use at other times of the year! Why not download a set today?
Learning to Write Numerals and Number Words
Learning to write numbers is a requirement of the common core math standards for Kindergarten. It sounds so easy, but the process of writing is anything but simple.
Also, there are no guidelines about teaching number formation, but it is an important skill. We want our kids focused on number work rather than number formation, so they need to develop the ability to write numbers without thinking about it. These numbers must also be clearly written so that they will not be misread. We do not want to make it any harder to do the actual math than it needs to be.
Before they can write, children must master small motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This skill generally starts to develop between the ages of three and six years old. Parents should be mindful that many preschoolers and kindergartners may not have mastered these skills yet.
Kindergarten students often need to work on strengthening hand muscles and improving hand-eye coordination before tackling writing. They need a lot of practice to learn how to use the pencil correctly.
Tracing Number Cards Are An Easy Way to Practice
Do you have any students that are struggling with writing? Maybe they are having trouble with their motor skills, or perhaps they just need more practice. Whatever the case, our free number tracing cards can help!
The cute monster math activity features friendly monster cards that invite young learners to write numerals and number words from 1-10. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this number writing practice that will get kids writing and learning their numbers! Use at any time of year, but it is particularly fun for Halloween. Perfect for a math center, extra math practice, or for early finishers. Either way, this monster activity is sure to be a hit!
What you will Get in the Free Number Tracing Printable
In the free download, you will get 10 cards featuring four different monsters. Each card will feature a traceable numeral and corresponding number word. The cards are available in full color or black and white.
How to Prepare the Tracing Cards
You can print your cards in color or black and white. How you use these free printable tracing cards is entirely up to you. Still, if you want to save money on lots of printing, paper, and ink, then consider laminating the pages. This will make the cards reusable. Just use a whiteboard marker for the tracing and wipe it off afterward.
To make the cards, cut along the straight lines on each page. There are four cards on each page and ten cards in all, one for each number from 1 to 10.
You may punch a small hole in the corner and bind the cards together with a hoop ring if you wish. This will keep all of the cards in place. You can also store them in a small container.
How to Use Monster Number Tracing Cards
The cards are designed to guide students through the tracing practice of numbers 1-10. Start by giving each child a card. Invite them to trace over the number and words with their finger as you say the number. Make sure they know where to start when tracing the numbers and letters.
You may want to use some cute number poems to reinforce how to write the numerals. Here is a sneak peek at the first two numbers.
1 – Straight line down, and then we are done. That is the way to make the one!
2 – Round the track and back, two, two, two!
Using a Pen on the Number Tracing Cards
Once students have practiced with their fingers, give them a dry erase marker and let them trace over the numerals and number words on the card.
You can also provide some manipulatives and encourage them to count out each number. It is a sneaky way to add in some counting practice.
Monster Number Tracing Cards are a fun way to practice numbers and numerals. Number tracing is an easy way for Kindergarten students to work on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. They will also be helpful for kids who need to practice writing numerals and numbers correctly.
If you are looking for an easy way to teach your students how to write more clearly, these cards may be just what you have been searching for! Consider downloading a set today!
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