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This simple number recognition game is great fun for preschoolers – a print and play activity just in time for Easter!
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For this activity you will need:
Either a spinner arrow or just a pen and paperclip combination like what we used
Any small manipulative that can be used to cover the numbered bunnies
Optional: crayons if printing out the black and white version for playing as a spin and color activity instead
Below are the supplies I use personally at home. After doing so many printable activities, I've found that it's most helpful to always have these basic supplies on hand.
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Spin the number wheel and find one matching number bunny. Cover that bunny with a small manipulative. You could use some plastic tokens, abacus beads, little toys or basically anything you have! If you're doing this around Easter time, you might even consider using little chocolates or plastic eggs.
Keep going until all the bunnies are covered. This is a straightforward game with a straightforward setup. It can be used for an independent quiet game as well. Simply print and enjoy!
To be honest, 3 year-old Mr. R is already well versed in numbers 1 to 5 but he still really really enjoys spinning the paperclip around. (I don't have a ‘proper’ spinner but a pen and paperclip combo works just fine.) So, if your preschooler is like mine, don't discount this activity thinking they'll be bored with the simple small numbers!
I recently posted a Bunny Addition to 10 worksheet and a Bunny Carrot Match-Up activity. Both would go great with this printable and you can find them here.
Looking for a great bunny-themed book? Guess How Much I Love You is a book about a baby bunny trying to outdo his dad at how much they love each other. We read this as a bedtime book sometimes.
Mr. R has since modified their catchphrase “to the moon and back” into many other phrases when he tells us he loves us. Some of his versions include “to the moon, to the stars, to all the planets and back”, “to the moon and back and back to the moon again” and ‘to the chair, to the bed, to the light, to…(anything else he can see around the room)…and back”. It's a really sweet book that I highly recommend.