We’re curling again! And I have done a little research this time so I know all the lingo.

Our Lil’s will be working on number recognition as they push their curling stone to the corresponding target.

Grab your FREE Number Curling Template below in the Required Materials section.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (9, 10, 0)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20 (19, 20, 0)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Number Curling Template - Explorers

Number Curling Template - Creators


*Pipe cleaners



Step #1
Print and cut out the Number Curling Template.
Step #2
Cut the pipe cleaner into thirds.
Step #3
Form a ball with the foil and stick a piece of pipecleaner in the center to serve as a stem for the ball (curling stone).
Repeat this until you have 3 curling stones.
Step #4
Glue the small number circles to the top of each curling stone.
Step #5
Lay the three curling targets on a table or floor and invite your Lil’ to push their curling stones down to the corresponding targets.

For example, you want the 0 curling stone to go to the 0 curling target.

Teacher Tip

Encourage your Lil’ to verbalize what they are doing. Putting words to their actions will deepen their understanding. It is okay if they verbalize it after the fact as many of our Lil’s will be too focused on the activity to talk during their play.


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