Learning basic math can be fun with the right tools and a little creativity. This set of number flashcards also includes numbers, math symbols, and counting cards, giving you endless possibilities for interactive math learning.
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Last year, I created a set of printable alphabet flashcards to use in practicing alphabet and pre-reading skills with my preschooler. I shared them with my readers along with 23 unconventional (and fun!) ways to learn with alphabet flashcards.
Apparently you all loved them because they quickly became one of my most popular posts. Thanks to the 30,000+ of you who have viewed/downloaded them! Truly, it makes me so happy that something I created has been able to help so many of you teach your own kids.
Recently, a reader asked me if I had any plans to create other flashcard sets for numbers or shapes. Well, you ask, I deliver. So, today I’m sharing with you my newest set of flashcards to help you teach your child…
I know there are other number flashcards out there, but–as is often the case when I teach my children–I wanted to design my own. Why?
I wanted to design a set of cards that would have everything you would need to practice a variety of math skills:
- number identification
- representation (connecting the idea of “three” to three objects)
- basic addition and subtraction (as well as multiplication and division)
- understanding one-to-one correspondence
- reading the written word version of numbers
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THESE ALPHABET FLASHCARDS:
- They are big (1/4 page). This makes them easy to read and easy for little hands to grab and manipulate.
- They include the numbers, counting cards, and math symbols. While having cards with the basic numbers is a good starting place, this set includes so much more to help you develop numeracy in many creative ways.
- The font. A lot of the flash cards I found use fonts that are different from how my kids are taught in school to form the numbers. I wanted to be able to use these cards for writing practice as well as identifying numbers, so I wanted to make sure the font I chose matched the way my kids have been taught to write their numbers.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR FLASH CARDS LAST–LET’S TALK LAMINATING:
I highly recommend laminating your flash cards to make them last longer. You can certainly use them without doing so, but paper only lasts so long in the hands of a toddler…if you know what I mean.
If you don’t have a laminator, I have to say, I think every mom needs one. They come in SO handy, especially if you are the type to do learning activities at home with your child (which you probably are, since you’re reading a blog post about DIY flash cards…just sayin’).
I have this Purple Cows Laminator, and it’s been working great for me for five years and counting. Scotch also makes a really good, basic laminator that is budget-friendly.
Fill out the form below to get your number flash cards!
Note: After subscribing, your flash cards should be sent directly to your email inbox. Be sure to check your junk/spam folders. Sometimes they’ll end up there.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR FREE PRINTABLE FLASH CARDS
- card stock paper
- scissors or paper cutter
WHAT TO DO:
- Download and print the free printable number flashcards on white card stock paper. You could use plain paper, but they will be stiffer and more card-like if you use card stock.
- Cut out the flash cards (there are four per page). I used my paper cutter to keep the lines super straight, but you could use scissors if you have a steady hand.
- Laminate four at a time. Make sure you leave space between the cards in the laminating pouch so you can cut them apart later.
Pro Tip: Put a dab of glue on the back of each card before setting it in place in the laminating pouch. This will help it stay in place as you feed it through the machine.
- Once cool, cut the laminated pages into flash cards. I like to round the corners so that there are no sharp points to poke anyone.
- Now you’re ready to play!
They take a little time to put together, but it’s a great, mindless activity to do while watching a show on Netflix (or whatever) in the evening.
NEED HELP GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR NEW ALPHABET FLASHCARDS?
Check out this post: Creative ways to learn with number flashcards
These cards are perfect for teaching the recognition of number spelled out.
Glad you like them!
I subscribed but haven’t received my freebie. I love this cards would be so useful for my kids
Cristina, I’ll email you directly and get this sorted out!
Same here, I subscribed but did not receive the free printable either. Any chance you could email it directly to me as well? Thanks so much for creating these printable. They are much appreciated.
I just emailed you. 🙂
Hi, I’ve had the same issue, I didn’t receive the email, although when using the alphabet flashcards, that worked just fine 🙂
I don’t see a link anywhere?
Just fill out the form in the post above, and the cards will come right to your email inbox. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try them. They look amazing.
Hi I have registered and have not receivedthe number flash cards.
Would love to have a your number and shape flashcards ! Could you please email them to me.
Did you drop your email in the box? They should come to your inbox! If you have problems, reach out to me and I’ll make sure you get them!
Great resource for children
I’d love the printable number flash cards 😁
I am sorry, but I didn’t get the printable even after I filled out the form. Is there another way to receive the printable?
i liked them. tackling different skills
Hello, can I please get this link. Thank you!
Hi, I also did not get the cards. :How can I get them?