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Children seem to love cute little pictures. Cute little pictures make learning fun. I know I need cute little pictures to have fun learning, how about you? 🙂
I found these adorable cards and knew I had to get them for our C is for Cat and D is for Dog theme weeks. The cards came blank so there is a variety of different activities you could create out of them.
I decided to create a number matching activity for our three-year-old twin girls in order for them to practice counting, number recognition and matching the two together!
**These cards appear to no longer be available so I created my own cards which can be purchased in my Etsy store and printed at home.
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Here are the instructions for creating your own Dog and Cat Number Match activity:
1. Use a Sharpie marker to write the numbers 1 through 10 on the cat cards and draw the corresponding number of dots on the dog cards. Then laminate them for durability if you prefer. (We use a Scotch Thermal Laminator).
2. Put the dog cards with the dots in a single pile and spread the cat cards out on the floor.
3. Have your child pick up the first dog card from the pile, count the number of dots, and then find the corresponding cat card with that corresponding number.
4. Once a match is made your child can put the matching pair in a separate pile off to the side.
5. Ask your child to draw the next card from the pile of dog cards, count the dots and again find the corresponding cat card, continuing the steps until all matches have been made.
6. For more advanced play, you can put the cat cards in a pile with the dog cards laid out. Have your child say the number first and then find the dog card with the corresponding number of dots.
Enjoy this simple and fun dog and cat number match game with your preschooler!
Unfortunately, the preprinted cards appear to no longer be available.
So, head over to my Etsy shop to purchase these adorable printable cards!
Wow! What a fun way of learning!