Dinosaur Math Centers
I’m so excited about these newly updated dinosaur math centers which now focus on numbers up to thirty! The following dinosaur activities help teach kids skills such as counting, number recognition and ordering numbers. The math centers are all hands-on and easy to prep.
Number Math Centers
There are twelve hands-on number activities to choose from. Each number activity focuses on numbers up to 10, 20 or 30. So it’s really easy to differentiate learning if you have some kids working on different sets of numbers.
Preparation – Start by printing and laminating the resources for added durability. Next grab a few math manipulatives such as counting links, popsicle sticks and dinosaur counters.
How to Play – I’ve included an instruction card for each dinosaur math center. So please refer to those for more information.
New Dinosaur Math Centers
I recently added some before and after write and wipe mats (see above). With these, the kids can write the missing numbers with an erasable marker or make them with magnetic numbers. If you’re wondering what type of clothes pins I’ve used with these activities, they are mini wooden pegs. I found these in the craft section at Officeworks (Australia).
I’ve also added more dinosaur activities such as counting mats, number puzzles and counting clip cards.
Ordering Number Mats
Preparation – Use a fine-tip marker to write the numbers on the bottom of the popsicle sticks (back and front).
How to Play – Place the numbered popsicle sticks in order to build the fence. You can choose from a blank or numbered fence. The numbered fence is great for kids who need help matching the numbers. The blank fence is useful if you want to assess if the kids can put the numbers in the correct order on their own.
Tip – Taking a photo of each student’s completed fence makes a great work sample.
Bonus Math Centers
I’ve recently updated all of the math centers. So I’ve included the following two activities as bonus activities in the new pack.
Number Lines – First lay out the number line and provide the kids with some counters. Next the kids can practice counting in a line by placing one counter on each number.
Board Games – Start by rolling a dice and moving that number of places. Then say the number. As an extension, the kids can count on from that number or count that amount with math manipulatives (e.g. connecting cubes).
Dinosaur Math Worksheets
All of the number worksheets included are low prep. So you only require a few basic materials such as pencils, crayons and bingo daubers if you have them. They cover a range of skills such as counting, number recognition and ordering numbers (before and after).
I love using the counting dinosaur (shown below) as an assessment piece. It looks really cute in the kid’s portfolios and it’s fun to do. If you don’t want to use craft match sticks, the kids can paint the spikes instead.
Cut and Paste Worksheets – There are a variety of cut and paste worksheets included which help kids to count, read and write numbers. The worksheets cater for kids working on numbers up to 10, 20 and now 30 too!
Number Workbook – I recently added a set of number formation worksheets so that the kids can work on numbers 0 to 30 individually. You can staple these to the cover page to create a number workbook (see below).
FREE Dinosaur Matching Game
These dinosaur number cards are useful for developing skills such as counting, identifying and reading numbers.
Dino Number Match – Match the dinosaur eggs so that the number, number word and amount of dots match.
Dino Fly Swat – To play this print a couple copies and then call out numbers at random for kids to swat.
Grab your free dinosaur number matching game below.
Happy Teaching :)!