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A slinky snake that children make and decorate…with numbers on its back that help reinforce basic number skills!
This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 1st grade / 3 - 6 years
You will need:
- Cut 11 ovals out of your construction paper—6 brown and 5 green. Each oval should be about 7" long.
- Lay the ovals out in an AB pattern (brown, green, brown, green, etc.).
- Use brad fasteners or glue to connect each oval to the next.
- Cut out a tongue from red construction paper and glue it to the front of the first oval.
- Use markers or crayons to draw eyes on the first oval. On the other ovals, write the numbers 1-10 in order.
- Encourage children to use the snake to practice counting from 1 to 10. For children who are ready for an extra challenge, write the even numbers from 2 to 20 on the back of the snake and have them practice counting by twos!