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Songs & Fingerplays
Seven Bright Stars
Teach your children the following song. Photocopy lyrics on a small sheet of paper for each child. Glue each photocopy onto a piece of black construction paper. Give one photocopy and seven-star stickers of various colors and sizes to each child. Have the children count their stairs. Let them arrange the stars on their paper. Then have them count their seven stars again. Discuss how each child's picture looks different, but all papers have seven stars.
Seven Bright Stars - sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Seven bright stars in the sky last night
Looked down at me, filled with light.
They twinkled and twinkled and then they said
It's time for you to go to bed.
Seven bright stars, in the sky last night.
Looked down at me and winked 'good night!'
Arts & Crafts
Glue sets of 7 things all over a large tagboard number 7 cutout. 7 buttons, 7 stickers, 7 pompoms, etc.
Show your children the numeral 7. Call seven children to stand by you and have the group count the children. Count the seven children's noses, and then their chins. Have the children sit down. Then give each child in the circle a small resealable zippered bag. Put out a variety of small counting objects
(large dried beans, bottle caps, keys, coins, marker tops, bread tags). Challenge the children to count seven items into their bags. When all are finished, have them trade bags with a friend and check each other's work. Spill out the items and begin again.
Chains of Seven
Set out large vinyl-covered paper clips of various colors. Have each of your children choose seven clips and connect them together. Display the chain's side by side in the circle. Help the children discover that each chain through different in color, contains seven paper clips.
Extension: Challenge the children to combine the clips in different color combinations to make chains of seven: for instance, six blue and one yellow; two pink and five green; two white, two yellow, one black one green and one blue.
All Kinds of Sevens
Have seven of your children each select a book from the reading area to bring to circle time. Count the seven books and then display them and talk about how they are alike and how they are different. Record the similarities and differences on a chart. Use numerals on the chart and indicate each time that the total is seven books.
Number Worksheets - SoftSchools.com
Number Seven Number Buddy - DLTK
Preschool Math: All About the Number 7 - Education.com
Number 7 - Kids R Crafty
Learn to Write Number 7 - Math-Only-Math.com
Number 7 Writing and Practice Worksheets - Clever Learner
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