Teacher Mama: Skip Counting Craft

Skip Counting Craft

Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Skip Counting Craft

Skip counting was on the agenda this week. My first graders are pretty good with it already thanks to our fantastic kindergarten teachers, but I wanted to do a few activities anyway. The first idea was this skip counting craft.

Creating Skippy, the Skip Counter

Materials

templates

scissors

glue

markers, colored pencils or crayons

construction paper (any colors)

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Directions

Print the templates. I printed 10 or so of each paper and had the students share.

Have students choose a piece of construction paper and cut it into their desired body shape for Skippy. My students used a piece of  12×18 construction paper. Be sure they do not make it too small or Skippy’s features won’t fit.

Once the bodies are cut, students can choose how many of each feature they want for their own Skippy. They should color and cut each feature before gluing it to their Skippy.

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As they add eyes, students count by 2s. As they add feet, they count by 5s and as they add hair, they count by 10s.  I told my students they had to add at least two of each feature to their Skippy so that they can practice skip counting!

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Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Skippy the Skip Counter

After the Skippy the Skip Counters were finished, students completed the following paper and glued it to their Skippy.

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Here are a few of my student’s Skippy, the Skip Counters.

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Templates are available at the following link:

Skippy, the Skip Counter Math Craft from Boy Mama Teacher Mama

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AFTER SCHOOL LINK UP

After School Linky 2014

Love this skip counting idea from last week’s linky:

FREE Skip Counting Dice Printable from 3Dinosaurs

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The After School Link Up is a great place to share ideas and to find new ideas to do with your children after school or in your homeschool.  The After School Link Up goes live every Monday. So, if you are a blogger, an educator or just some one looking for some good ideas, be sure to stop by Boy Mama Teacher Mama (or the other co-hosts) on Mondays and see what others have to share.

We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (Ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children’s lives after their day at school, homeschool or on the weekend! When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours! By linking up you’re giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or Feature on our After School Party in the upcoming weeks!

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2 thoughts on “Teacher Mama: Skip Counting Craft

  1. This is a cute idea! It looks like they would have just as much fun making it as they would using it! Thanks for sharing!

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