I remember going through school and loving math. It was one of my favorite subjects! I felt really confident in math, which I think is why I loved it so much. As a teacher, I want my students to love math as much as I do. So I’m always looking for ways to make it fun, hands-on and engaging!

My amazing teammates and I make learning numbers fun by using poems to teach the correct number formation. It also really helps our students understand exactly how each number needs to be formed. I created some number formation posters that you can print out and back on cute paper to match your room decor. You can grab these for FREE by clicking on the image below!

*There are two poem options for number 5 and number 7, you can choose which works best for your students.*

After we learn how to correctly number formation, we practice writing the numbers with our finger in the air, on the carpet, and even on our neighbor’s back 😉

My teammate Alison was also able to get these posters printed for us! We hung them on our door and practiced our numbers and number formation before leaving for the day. You can download this number poster {here}.Then print it at an office supply store like Staples so you can get a large poster size. We laminated ours so we can write on it using a dry-erase marker.

A few months ago, I updated my Number Practice Printables so if you already own them, you can grab all the fun updates for free!! Each number {0-20} comes with two practice pages all aligned to Common Core standards!

The math practice pages 0-10 include our number formation poem on the top so that the students can review it at home with mom and dad. Why we didn’t think of this before, we will never know! {I also included a customizable file in this download so you CAN edit these poems if you need to!}

On each page, the students will:

*trace and write the number

*show the number in a tens frame

*color in the number word

*find the number using a crayon, marker or bingo dauber {we’ll switch it up to keep it interesting!}

*build the number on the unifix cubes

*hop to the number on the number line {we start using the number line when we practice addition and I realized last year that most of my students had no idea how to use it!}

On the back, the students will:

*Create a sentence using the number word and any noun

*Illustrate the sentence in the frame

*Color the correct number of stars

These pages can be printed back to back or can be used separately. You can also decide to print them on cardstock and laminate them or stick them in a sheet protector and have your students complete them using a dry-erase marker.

I also added these math practice printables for more fun!

You can download the updates or purchases these printables in my shop!

I also had several requests to include more number practice so you can find numbers 21-50 {here}!

or the bundle of both sets {here}!

This number unit looks AmAzINg! It is already on my wishlist. Thank you for being so creative so my kiddos have more fun learning!!! Amber ~ Kindergarten Rocks Blog

Hey sweet girl…LOVE these!!! Check the second number five poem…It says "five has east too much jelly" and I guess it's supposed to say "five has eaten too much jelly." Prob that darn autocorrect….lol!! xoxo

Thank you for sharing! 🙂 I noticed your second #5 poem had a typo in it though.

You mean that's not how you teach it 😉 😉 Thanks for catching that, I fixed it 🙂

These look awesome! Thanks for posting, I will be purchasing them ASAP!

These are genius! I was thinking of making something like them for my students! But you beat me to it! I love them!

Thank you for sharing the poems and number poster – love the poems its a neat way to help the kiddo's remember how they go 🙂

I love the number poems and the number poster. These will be great to use when teaching numbers this year!

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Thank you for the great freebies! I pinned your number worksheets and added them to my wishlist for later. 🙂

I just bought the combo pack! Thank you!! 🙂

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I'm so bummed! I went to buy these after my kiddos went to bed, but the sale is already over! I hope you have another sale soon! These look perfect for my Kinder class. 🙂

Love your number formation pages and posters! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to use them with my new Ks!!!

I love the number poem posters you made, and the number pages for 1 to 20. Things to update and use for next year.:)

Do you have a number poem for zero?

Yep!

Thanks! I saw the zero when I downloaded your posters. I went back to work last week, but I guess my brain is still on vacation ;)!

I also wanted to mention that for 8 I say: "Make and S, but do not wait. Go back up and close the gate!"