Plastic Heart Number Hunt

Here is a fun manipulative (I wish I knew what to call it), in which the students look through the clear heart to find a number, write it on their paper, and then place that number of buttons on a 30 frame mat.  Here is how I made it:

I used thick cardboard to write numbers 21-26 on the front and back.

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I filled my clear, plastic heart (from the heavenly dollar bin at Target), with pom poms and different beads.

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Then I closed it up.  I added a couple of pieces of tape on the sides so it wouldn’t fall apart.
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Once the hearts were made, I used my 30 frame mat and worksheet from two different projects we did in February.  The students would shake the heart (which they loved!!!), spot a number and write it on their paper.

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After the number was written down, they used the 30 frame mat to count out that same number of buttons.  This was great because I could sit with them while they were counting and make sure they were counting correctly.

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2 responses to “Plastic Heart Number Hunt”

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    What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing it!

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    This is a fun math activity! Thanks for sharing it. I'm your newest follower. 🙂
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