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Number Line Missing Numbers Clip Sticks

Make Number Line Missing Numbers Clip Sticks for your kids to work on number skills and fine motor skills too! These sticks are fun to use and you can adapt this idea to the age and skills of your child/ren.

Missing Number Clip Sticks - kids will have fun practicing counting and skip counting with this fun, hands on math activity for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids #skipcounting #counting #mathactivity #homeschooling

These missing number clip sticks can be used for counting on or skip counting practice. Fine motor skills are also developed with the opening and closing of the peg.

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Number Line Missing Numbers Clip Sticks

This Number Line Missing Numbers Clip Sticks is such a fun, hands on counting activity for young learners.
number line math activities supplies include craft sticks or pain sticks and clothes pins
To make these number clip sticks, you will need:
  • Craft sticks, the thick kind
  • Wooden pegs/clothespins
  • Markers

Counting with Sticks

write numbers on craft sticks or paint sticks and clothes pin with sharpies

Simply write numbers on the sticks, you can use both sides. Number the pegs, use both sides if you need too. The first set I made was for numbers 0-10. (I used two different colors, you can use as many colors and numbers as you desire.) I left out numbers, leaving enough space for the peg number to clip into place.

skip counting activity with craft sticks and clothes pins

Skip Counting Games

The next set was made for skip counting in 2’s and 10’s. You can make how many ever sets you need. The possibilities are endless! Place these sticks into a small pencil case or ziplock bag and you have a busy bag activity to take along on long rides or for keeping kids occupied when waiting at the doctors office etc.

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Number Lines missing numbers clip sticks

Interactive Number Line

A few sticks and pegs and you have a fun, frugal Interactive Number Line to practice counting skills at home or in the class!

Loving the clip sticks? Don’t miss the letter version of these – Missing Letters Clip Sticks.

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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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