Stamping Sets

Stamping Sets lesson plan

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    When children can count items once and in numerical order, they may be ready to make small groups. This activity is most effective when it’s spontaneous or suggested to children who are captivated by math concepts. Ask questions such as ;That’s a group of

  • 2.

    Encourage children to use various patterns for the same number. If they’re skeptical about a group that is spread out being the same amount as stamps close together, count. Young children may remain unconvinced, which is natural at this age.

  • 3.

    Prints made with sponges, empty thread spools, or other items and Crayola® Tempera Paint offer children even more creative possibilities.

  • 4.

    Here’s a way to show what you know about numbers. Choose a favorite number from 1 to 10. With a Crayola® Crayon, write that number and your name on white paper.

  • 5.

    Choose a Crayola® MiniStamper with a design that appeals to you. Make the same number of stamp imprints as the number you wrote (if you wrote a 3, make three prints). Draw a crayon circle around that set or group.

  • 6.

    Make another set of the same number of imprints with a different pattern. Experiment with rows, columns, and other arrangements. How many different patterns can you make with the same number of stamp impressions?

  • 7.

    Try making groups with other numbers, too.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts