Newspaper Numbers


The purpose of this activity is to help your child to order numbers from one to one hundred.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number sequence, Stages 0-3.

What you need:

  • Newspaper, junk mail or old magazines
  • Scissors

What to do:

  • Help your child to look for the numbers 1 – 100 in the newspaper and cut these out.
  • Once you have a pile of numbers (10 to 15 would be plenty) put them in order from smallest to largest. Ask your child questions about the order of numbers as you work:
    Which is the smallest number?
    Which of these numbers would come after that one?
  • Help your child to identify numbers that are missing from the sequence.
    What would be the next counting number after this one?
    Which number comes before this one in the counting sequence?

Related Māori vocab:

order, sequence raupapa

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