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Swap, Share, Give – Number Activities

A few of us Aussie bloggers decided to have a little fun and swap some teaching items from our Teachers pay Teachers stores. I was lucky enough to be paired…

Swap, Share, Give – A Blog Linky From Down Under | topnotchteaching.comA few of us Aussie bloggers decided to have a little fun and swap some teaching items from our Teachers pay Teachers stores.

I was lucky enough to be paired up with Yara from Sea of Knowledge. Yara has an extensive range of products (156 to be precise) in her store and I especially like her math items. So I selected her Number Bears {Mega Math Unit for K-G1}.


So the swap part of this post is Yara and I swapped an item from our stores and now we share our experience with the item. I hope you enjoy reading about Yara’s Number Bears pack as much as I have been enjoying using it.

What you’ll get

When you purchase the resource, it is sent electronically as a PDF. The PDF is 94 pages in length and includes:

  • A cover page;
  • Standards page which includes links to both the Australian and Common Core Standards;
  • Table of contents;
  • 7  sections for the different activities:
  1. Number bears ordering
  2. Bears steal honey jars game
  3. Dancing bears
  4. Busy bears with ten frames
  5. Honey jar fight
  6. Add and color pair game
  7. Printables

A fantastic variety of tasks to help your kiddos learn their numbers.

Putting it together

I spent quite a bit of time printing, cutting and just generally putting this item together. I chose not to laminate some of the pieces, but rather copied them on thick card stock instead. I find my little students find it too difficult to pick up laminated pieces from the table top, so the thick card works better.

Below you’ll find some pictures of the parts that you’ll get in this pack.

math activities

math games

math activities

math games

math activities

math activities

How I’ve been using it

My Little Miss Four started kindy this year, and you think she would have had enough of school, but no….that’s her latest favorite game, playing schools 😉

So it wasn’t hard to get her to complete the activities. Actually she was the one that chose the pack from Yara’s store. I complete lots of literacy activities with her, so I was after some fun math ideas, and this was the one she picked. I think the cute bears had something to do with it! The pack is designed for students in years pre k, k and 1, so perfect for her.

Below are some pictures of how we’ve been using some of the tasks. She particularly loved the Dancing Bears and sorting the number cards.

I think what I like most about this item is the variety of activities that are included. There are fun games, practice sheets, opportunities for group work as well as individual. These would work extremely well in centers.

math activities

math activities

math activities

Want more ideas?

Yara also reviewed one of the items from my store. So if you’d like to see what Yara thought of my:

Digraph Activities, Games & Worksheets (ck), then head on over to her blog:


Also, why not have a look at the other Aussie teachers that also participated in the swap by heading over to Tania’s blog:

Mrs Poultney’s Ponderings.


Now the share part is where I share a freebie with you. Yara and I decided it would be fun to create a special little resource for you. So my gift to you is a printable page that will help the little kids develop their number skills. There are two versions of the page, one with a summer theme and the other a winter theme. And if you head over to Yara’s blog you can pick up a digraph ‘ck’ freebie. Click the picture below to pick up this freebie.

number activities


The best part of this linky is where you can win all of the teaching items that have been reviewed in the link up. All you need to do is follow their Teachers pay Teachers store and enter the Rafflecopter below.

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Thanks for following along and good luck in the giveaway!

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  1. Jemima

    This looks like fun! And a great freebie to work on number, too!

    Jem’s Bright Buttons

    • Melinda

      Thanks Jem, my little girl certainly had fun with them.

  2. Yara

    Wow! I love the freebie Mel. Your daughter looks so engaged! I hope she loved these! Thanks so much for the review! 🙂

    • Melinda

      Hey Yara,

      She is definitely engaged, and she has been playing with all the different bits from the pack since we got them all ready. Quite often I find her with the number bears all lined up in order on the lounge room floor ;-).


  3. Paula

    The Number Bears looks like a great pack for so many reasons – thanks for sharing your freebie too
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

    • Melinda

      Thanks for stopping by Paula and I’m glad you like the freebie 🙂


  4. Lauren

    Such a cute pack – my Preppies would go nuts over those bears! I particularly like the less than, more than and equal to 10 sorting activity. Thanks for the colour by number – perfect to go along with our Seasons unit this term. 🙂


  5. Stef (Miss Galvin Learns)

    Great review. The number bears pack looks very fun and engaging for little learners developing their number knowledge and fluency!

    Thanks for the freebie, too!

  6. Alison

    What an adorable pack from Yara! I love your idea of switching freebies to match the review you did!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  7. Sheri

    The number bears pack is adorable. Your daughter seems to have made a good choice. It’s adorable that she loves to learn.

  8. Tania

    Oh, those bears look super cute and your little miss looks like she really enjoyed using the pack. Thanks so much for the cute freebie 🙂

  9. Jean

    What a great pack for learning number! Isn’t it fun watching your own little one make connections! Great freebie too! Thanks so much.
    The Teacher Gene


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