Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Candy Corn Finger Numbers



Fall has definitely arrived in southwest Virginia! The muted yellows, oranges, and reds of the trees are deepening daily. Halloween candy is on sale in every store, and that makes me want to eat Candy Corn! However, instead of eating it, I decided to make a game of it for students who are learning and reviewing finger numbers. That's much healthier and more educational, don't you think? :)


This game can be used in many ways. I currently am using it with a preschool student as she learns each finger number in my piano readiness program. We play the game like this:

1. Cut each page along the dotted lines. 
2. Shuffle the cards from each page separately.
3. Choose a card from the "hands" stack.
4. Ask your student to touch the finger with the candy corn on it with her corresponding finger.
5. Find the corresponding finger number from the candy corn stack.

Alternately, you could:
1. Cut each page along the dotted lines. 
2. Shuffle the cards from each page separately.
3. Choose a card from the "candy corn" stack.
4. Have the student touch the numbered candy corn with the corresponding finger.
5. Find the corresponding finger from the "hands" stack.

I'm sure you could think of many more ways to use these cards, especially with students reviewing right hand and left hand. The cards could be used to play a matching game in which students match the candy corn numbers to the hand with the corresponding marked finger. The cards could also be used to play Simon Says! For example, "Simon Says touch the number 1 with your finger 1." If you have additional ideas for using these cards, please share in the comments below!

2 comments:

apsufan said...

I love the candy corn game. Very creative!

Melody Payne said...

Thank you! I hope your students have fun with it :)

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