DIY Easy Number Line Craft

Our little learners have been very interested in numbers and how they relate to each other in equations. They have been adding and subtracting small numbers for several months. I happened upon cute character workbooks in the local dollar store and they LOVE them!

One page has a number line at the top for easy reference and I found them going back to that page for the number line. I drew one on the wall…er….chalkboard but it was difficult because they would have to keep getting up and down to use it.

LIGHTBULB!

We were due for aΒ craft and our supplies have overflowed out of their designated homes so:

THE NUMBER LINE CRAFT

Cardboard tube Paper (optional) -Glue -Rubberband -Tape Scissors Pipe Cleaner Bead(s) Pencil

Cardboard tube
Paper (optional)
-Glue
-Rubberband
-Tape
Scissors
Pipe Cleaner
Bead(s)
Pencil

We cute our paper in half to make two Number lines

We cut our paper in half to make two Number lines

Rolled the paper around the cardboard tube

Rolled the paper around the cardboard tube

then trimmed the excess from the tube.

then trimmed the excess from the tube.

we added a rubberband to hold the paper in place while the glue dried

we added a rubberband to hold the paper in place while the glue dried

then added tape for reinforcement

then added tape for reinforcement

after cutting 1/2 in. slits into each side of the tube we strung our bead

after cutting 1/2 in. slits into each side of the tube we strung our bead

then slid the end of the pipe cleaner into the pre-cut slits

then slid the end of the pipe cleaner into the pre-cut slits

this is our number line thus far.

this is our number line thus far.

after measuring we added lines at 1/2 in. intervals.

after measuring we added lines at 1/2 in. intervals.

Lastly, we added the numbers!

Lastly, we added the numbers!

... and voila!

… and voila!

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