Monday, January 25, 2010

Ordinal Numbers in the Barn

This is a work I prepared so that we will have a work about ordinal numbers out on the shelf.

The best red barn template for this material I downloaded from McGuire Zone. I cut out some parts so that the windows will be just right for the work; I laminated them; used a cutter to make the window flaps; then glued the barn door and ten windows onto a felt cloth with hot glue. I also printed and laminated labels from 1st to 10th (these are loose though and not glued to the felt).

For the animals in the barn, I used these Critter Counters we purchased from Lakeshore.

I just love these critters!

I also printed out the instructions which I will read to younger children or which will be read by the older ones for themselves or for a little classmate.

The children lay out the labels 1st till 10th (or you may use the words 'first' till 'tenth') above the respective windows. They will then take an instruction card, read it or have someone read it to them, and then the children will place the critter into its proper place/home in the barn.


  1. Montessori MomentsJanuary 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    What a wonderful work!
    I really need more time in my day to prepare...
    I'm loving your blog! Thanks for the inspiration & ideas

  2. Montessori MomentsJanuary 25, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Love this work. You create such wonderful activities, I wish I had more time!
    Anyway, LOVE your blog!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. The Adventures of BearJanuary 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Love this. This is great! Thanks:)

  4. I love it! Your blog has so many fun, creative ideas! :)

  5. Thank you so much! You all are additional motivation! :) Thank you!

  6. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. :)

  7. This is SUCH a great idea. And Lakeshore Learning has so many wonderful product - you chose the perfect ones for this work.

  8. Thank you, Mari-Ann! The directress of my school purchased these critters and I'm happy that the children and I were able to use them in a way that's a little less common. :)

  9. I really love your presentation here, Mars! Great post. I'll bet the kids love this activity!

  10. My daughter and I did this after seeing it on your blog. You can see our version here:
    I did it as an oral exercise and we don't have your beautiful colorful critter counters, but it worked nonetheless. I linked back to you. Thank you for the great idea.