Looking for a fun and engaging small group, whole group or partner activity to teach number recognition? This monkey and zoo themed number hide and seek pocket chart game with monkeys and bananas is the perfect way to work on number recognition in preschool, Pre-k, and kindergarten.
All numbers 0-120 are included! Choose from 0-9, 1-5, 1-10, teens and any number combination up to 120!
The Zoo Theme Number Hide and Seek Pocket Chart Cards are also included in the Numbers 0-120 Hide and Seek Pocket Chart Cards ENDLESS Bundle.
One student will hide the bananas behind the monkeys and the other students will take turns guessing where the bananas are hiding.
Optional differentiated recording sheets are included for additional practice with number recognition and number writing skills.
What is included with the Numbers 0-100 Hide and Seek Pocket Chart Cards?
Pages 5-7: Numbers 0-10 and Hiding Cards (Color)
Pages 8-26: Numbers 10-100 and Hiding Cards (Color)
Pages 27-29: Numbers 0-10 and Hiding Cards(Black/White)
Pages 30-48: Numbers 10-100 and Hiding Cards (Black/White)
Pages 49-50: Optional Recording Pages with Blank Space
Pages 51-73: Optional Recording Pages with Numbers Included
To Prepare: Print and laminate. Cut apart cards
How to Play the Number Hide and Seek Game:
Place your chosen number cards into a pocket chart facing out, so that the students can read the numbers. Alternatively, you can place them on a table or floor if you do not have a pocket chart.
You may choose to put them in numerical order or mix them up for a challenge. If you are just beginning on number recognition, you may want to use the numbers 1-5 and corresponding recording sheet to start and increase the number of cards as skill levels progress.
Have the students (or one student if working in pairs) close their eyes while one person hides 1-8 banana cards behind the monkeys.
Students then take turns guessing which number the banana cards are hiding behind.
Using the Optional Recording Pages:
The students cross of the numbers in the box as they are guessed. Then, they write the correct guesses in the boxes at the bottom of the page.
There is also a set without pre-written numbers to allow you to select which numbers to use and to provide a challenge for your students as they progress throughout the year.