NUMBER SPINNER – Shape, Colour, Space

Students divide a square into 8 parts, colour the parts, cut out numbers and glue them in the spaces to create a number spinner, and then use it to practice number recognition and counting.

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NUMBER SPINNER – Shape, Colour, Space


  • Rulers
  • Plastic Spinners
  • Bristol Board - 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm (6" x 6")
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Glue Sticks


Step 1
  1. Connect the dots to divide the square into 8 parts.
    - Hold the ruler firmly with one hand.
    - Draw a line along the edge of the ruler with your other hand.
Step 2
  1. Attach the spinner.
  2. Use a marker to colour the spaces.
Step 3
  1. Cut out each number from 1 to 8. (Downloads - Numbers_1-8.pdf)
Step 4
  1. Glue a number in each space.
Step 5
  1. Take turns using the spinner to play a counting game with a partner. (Downloads - NumbersDots.pdf)
    - spin to get a number
    - choose the box that shows how many dots that is
    - count the dots
  2. Make up other games you can play using the number spinner.
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