Our smallest learner has been recognizing numbers for years.
She can count all the way to 100 and she is so proud to tell you about it.
Every. Single. Chance. She. Gets.
But I noticed that she needed a little more help recognizing number words, so I wanted to make learning that as fun as possible.
Which is how we ended up with this rainbow number word matching activity! I thought this would be a wonderful early math lesson and so I’m sharing it with all of you too!
Read on to see how to get this number word recognition activity for your little ones!
Need to use it as a digital activity that your students can complete online? Keep reading to see how to grab it as a digital lesson!
And, for more math learning, don’t miss our list of 10 math activities for kids with ADHD.
They’re all hands-on and easy to set up, so your active learners won’t have to sit around waiting.
Rainbow Number Word Matching Activity for Kids
This number word activity is a perfect fit for early spring math centers!
Since it involves basic literacy skills, it’s best suited for kindergartners. But if you have preschoolers are who are ready for number words, feel free to use it with them.
For this number word matching activity, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Hook and loop sticky dots
- Colored pencils (optional)
Once you print out the product, use scissors to cut out the rainbows and the cloud number words.
Time to break out the sticky dots!
Just place one on each side of the rainbow and one on the back of each cloud.
Then let the kids practice matching up the number word clouds with the correct number rainbows!
One cloud goes on each side of each rainbow.
There are rainbows and clouds for the numerals and number words all the way to ten!
These would make a great busy bag activity for little ones too! Just assemble them and store them in a bag for later.
Need to save on ink? Use the lineart version!
Let the kids color the rainbows themselves, then laminate them and assemble like usual.
Digital Rainbow Number Word Matching Activity for Kids
If you’re using distance learning or just prefer digital activities with your students, you can pick up the digital version of this activity!
This resource is compatible with Google Slides and you can use it on a tablet or on a desktop computer with a mouse.
All ten rainbows are included, along with the number word clouds.
An answer key is also provided for ease of grading.
Get a look at this digital math activity action in the video below!
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Want to use this activity as a digital lesson for distance learning?
Click the image or the link below to pick up the digital version of this product from my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
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