Bring math and reading together using number words!
Are your preschool or kindergarten students having a difficult time putting numbers into words? Boost their number recognition by implementing movement-based lessons with this mat and see their understanding of number words grow!
The Number Word Hop is a floor mat that teaches number and word recognition for one (1) through ten (10). Each block on the mat includes a numeral, symbols representing the quantity, and the number word spelled out in large, kid-friendly text. With its bright colors, this mat will keep students curious and engaged!
Watch your students as they turn numbers into words and vice-versa while jumping, skipping, stepping, and tracing. Young students never like to sit still for long. The Number Word Hop will encourage active learning while helping preschool and kindergarten students develop gross motor skills. Above all, physical activity will reinforce students’ learning and improve their memory retention.
Plenty of number activities are possible with this floor mat. Practice writing numbers in words by tracing each letter with two fingers. Learn numbers by jumping down the number line and shouting each number’s name. Convert a number into a word by finding its block on the mat.
Preschool and kindergarten students will be able to identify, read, and count in order all of the numerals and number words one through ten. Early readers will have strong number and word recognition after repeated use of this mat. As a result, these students will be confident in further developing their math and reading skills – including solving math word problems!
Be sure to check out our activity database for number recognition games and kinesthetic activities. Recognizing numbers and building number sense can be fun for every preschool and kindergarten class!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl material, making them easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years.
Dimensions: 30 x 125 inches
Includes: one (1) through ten (10)
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Mystery Numbers for Kindergarten
- Tell your students that you are thinking of a number. Then, describe either the shape of the number or the letter in its name. For example, “This number has five letters in its name. It is made of only straight lines and its name begins with an S.”
- Your students will guess the number. Have them hop to that number on the mat.