Hole Punch Number Recognition Fine Motor Activity
Creating fun ways to help your children work on skills, make connections and learn is a huge part of homeschooling. When my daughter was little we created this Hole Punch Number Recognition Fine Motor Activity. Using a hole punch is great for helping young children develop smaller muscles in their hands, fingers, and wrists.Â This simple activity is not only great to help kids build their fine motor skills but also to help them with number and even shape recognition.
This simple activity helps kids make the connection between the numeral and the quantity. Kids practice matching numbers to quantity by simply punching out the correct number of holes to each number on the card. Cards can be made out of paper, cardstock, scrapbooking papers/cardstock, or even old paint samples.Â So simple and so fun!
Young kids will love this creative, open-ended hole punch fine motor activity. It is a great addition to math lessons to help them practice early numeracy skills, including number recognition, counting, matching numbers to the quantity and even solving math equations.
You will need:
What you do:
- Fold your paper – Take a paper or card stock, we used colored copy paper but card stock would work really nice, even patterned paper or card stock would work nicely. We folded our paper in eighths.
- We cut the paper on the folds, you can draw lines on the folds and have your child cut them out using safety scissors. It’s great for practicing cutting.
- Write out numbers – We did this together, it was a good writing exercise as well.
- Then let your child punch the correct number of holes into the paper/ card stock. Try this with some scrapbooking supplies, it would be so fun to use different punch shapes.
If you use different shaped hole punches you can make this activity for shape recognition also.
Draw the shapes on the pieces of paper instead of numbers and have your child match the type of hole punch with the shape that is on the card!
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