Well, now that you’ve got your highway letters, let’s see what you can do with highway numbers. WOW! Look at all the standards you can teach in a playful and active way!
Writing Numerals – Children can trace over numerals with toy cars or they can roll play dough and place it on top of the numerals. They can also trace over numerals with a dry erase marker and erase.
Counting – Have children get in numerical order according to the number they are wearing.
Songs – Wear number vests as you sing “Five Little Monkeys,” “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a One,” and other songs.
Inequalities - Put up two numbers and have children choose “<” or “>” to go between them.
Addition and Subtraction – Have children make number sentences using the numbers and signs on the vests.
Fact Families – Move numbers around to demonstrate different fact families.
Decomposing Numbers – Call out a number. Children find a friend to equal that amount.
Tens and Ones – Let children demonstrate tens and ones with vests.
Word Problems – Use number vests to engage children in solving word problems.
Dot to Dot - Pass out numbers and have children scatter around the room. Give one child a large pointer. That child takes the pointer and goes from “0” through “10” by “connecting the dots.”
Highway Shapes – Do similar activities by putting highway shapes in clear sheet protectors.
Note! I’d suggest making some additional cards with math signs, such as “+” “-“ “=” “<” “>” and so forth.