A set of 24 threading activity cards.
This resource is a barrier game that is played in pairs, with the players separated by a barrier. There is a speaker and a listener. Prior to beginning the game, the speaker selects one of the task cards and makes the threading sample, copying the photograph on the card. The listener does not see the card. During the game, the speaker gives directions to the listener about which items to thread and in what order. The listener must listen carefully and reproduce the same threading sample.
This activity provides opportunities to reinforce identification of 2-D shapes and numbers from 1–13.
The resource includes:
- instructions for the barrier game
- photographs of each threading sample with a rating system (1 star is easiest, 3 stars is more difficult)
- templates for the shapes and numbered rectangles.
To enable students to easily copy the task cards, the ideal situation would be to provide materials very similar to those in the images. However, if particular colors of materials are not available, teachers may need to explain the differences to their students. Alternatively, the cards could be printed in black and white. The game could also be played with the speaker designing their own threading sample for the listener to copy.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
- ELAR 1.1(C)
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