In the spirit of Halloween, we gave our numbers a theme...spiders, ants and flies.
I bought a packet of 100 from Ebay.
First Big Seed put the sandpaper numerals in order.
Then we arranged in the ants in pairs in the Montessori fashion.
We made a big spider out of a lid and pipecleaners...he was a big help and 'told him the answers'.
Then to illustrate odd and even numbers for the first time, we put the odd number spider on a lid.
This illustrated that they appear alternately.
Then we put the odd and even numerals into 2 groups.
He has learnt the concept of odd and even from this activity...
I explained that the even ones are "holding hands".
Because of the "holding hands" idea he likes this activity.
This led onto other spider activities...