Count and match hearts

I made this task for one of my kiddos who is working on 1:1 correspondence.  I am hoping that being able to feel what he is counting will help with the input and make it easier for him.

To make the hearts:

I used foam sheets and heart die cut.  I have also seen heart foam shapes at Target and the Dollar store.  I then cut the hearts in half using various craft scissors (just like these ). Next, I took some left over puffy/fabric paint that we had from another project and started making dots on the left side of the heart.  I then wrote the corresponding number on the matching right side of the heart.

To use:

The student counts the dots and finds the matching number.  The student then needs to try to match the heart halves together to see if they fit.

My student was able to count up to 5 dots independently, but needed hand over hand assistance to count the higher dots.

This was a well-liked task in my classroom and I am planning to make a few more just like it using different die cuts to fit into our various themes.

I am linking this task up with Christine over at Autism Classroom News for her monthly Workbasket Wednesday. I am just a few weeks late. Oops!!!

Workbasket Wednesday at Autism Classroom News

To find more great ideas head over to the Linky to see what else has been shared.  You can also find more work boxes I have made by clicking here!

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