Sensory Learning is a goal I have for all the kids in my house! How can I bring what they’re learning up off the pages of a textbook or a workbook? This Whole Body Number Line is such a fun sensory learning experience – and can be adapted for lots of different ages and stages.
How to Set Up a Whole Body Number Line
- Line up number flashcards or posters. (I used these I’d had for years – numbers 1-10 printed on orange paper and laminated.)
- Then give clear directions for your activity.
First Activity Idea:
Start with poster number one and ask your child to go grab one item. It can be one of anything: a block, a racecar, a doll, a sock, a book – anything!
Then do the same for two items…then three…
…then four…then five…
…going all the way to ten…or however high your numbers go.
When we did this activity, my older kids enjoyed helping the younger ones find items to bring to the number line.
Want to simplify this activity? Try using poms!
Interested in a way to extend this activity for older kids? Use skip counting posters OR Start multiplying!
Second Activity Idea:
Start at the number one flashcard or poster, hop from number to number, counting along the way as you go.
Now try jumping and counting backwards!
What other ideas come to mind for your kids when you see this activity?
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