In the Very Lonely Firefly, students enjoy trying to find new combinations of numbers to circle. Students will match quantities up to 10 with numerals and words. Using oaktag, make copies of the back of the book. You will need to copy as many students who will be participating. This activity can be used in a whole group or in a center. Laminate the copies. Each student needs a dry erase marker.
Determine the number you want to focus on. Use a dry erase marker to circle groups of the number. For example, if you're concentrating on the number 3, circle groups of 3 fireflies. Use a paper towel to erase the circles and try to create different combinations.
Have students make fireflies by using their fingerprint and adding on a yellow pipe cleaner.