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A Smashing Fun Number Line Activity

'Stomping' and 'smashing' are the keys to my 6 year old's heart!  He's a big monster trucks fan, so I tried to infuse his love of moving and noise with what we've been learning in MATH.

And I succeeded in our latest number line activity!

Our Stomp & Smash Number Line activity is a loud and fun way to practice addition and subtraction facts, and number recognition to 10.  Your preschool, Kindergarten, and/or 1st grader will have a smashing good time practicing their math!

PAPER BAG NUMBER LINE ACTIVITY

You've got to try this paper bag number line activity in your homeschool or classroom! We may be a bit biased, but it's a SUPER fun way to teach and learn the number line. It's hands-on way to:
  • practice addition facts
  • practice subtraction facts
  • counting
  • number recognition
  • even/ odd numbers

Needless to say, Big Brother LOVED stomping away to find the answers to the math problems I called out!  

This number line activity is guaranteed to be a hit with your tactile and kinesthetic learners, but regardless it's a fun way to move while learning how numbers interact with each other. 

PAPER BAG NUMBER LINE ACTIVITY



Supplies:


To make your own number line gather 10 paper lunch bags and a marker.

stomp and smash number line activity

INTERACTIVE 0 TO 10 NUMBER LINE


Begin by writing the numbers 0 to 10 on lunch bag with a marker.

Set up the number line in an area with plenty of room to move around.  Shake open each bag and place the bags in order from 0 to 10 on the floor. 

NUMBER LINE MATH GAMES


We used this game to practice addition & subtraction facts within 10.  However, as mentioned above you can use this activity to teach number recognition, odd/even numbers, and/or counting skills.  

To practice math facts, call out a math fact.  For instance, I might have said, "What is 5+3?" 

Big Brother's task would be to start at 5 and SMASH {step on} three more lunch bags to get his answer!

After a few rounds of stomping and smashing, perk up the paper bags by opening them up again.

INTERACTIVE NUMBER LINE ACTIVITY


Now get stomping and smashing yourself!  

It is a fun and simple way to practice math skills!   

PAPER BAG NUMBER LINE EXTENTION ACTIVITIES:


Instead of working on numbers 1-10, you could also practice skip counting!  

Decide what number your child needs to learn to skip count by - 2's, 5's, or 10's - and write the multiples of those numbers on a bag. 

Line up the paper bags and have your child say the number as he/she stomps on each one.


Getting your child up and moving while learning new concepts is not only fun for them, but it gets their whole body involved thus he/she is more likely to remember what is being taught. 

HAVE FUN! 

For a quieter number line activity (HA!), you might try: