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Clothespin Number Match-Up Busy Bag

We’re working with Silas on learning to recognize his numbers right now. So this Clothespin Number Match-up Busy Bag from Confessions of a Homeschooler has been perfect for practicing!

All it requires is a pack of clothespins (check the dollar store for these), this printable, and a plastic bag.

Laminate or print the Clothes Pin Number Match-up on thick cardstock, write the numbers on clothespins, and stick it all in a plastic bag to have handy for when you want to keep your youngster busy while you’re working on something else.

Find more Busy Bag ideas here.

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  • Julie says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I was looking for things to help reinforce what my son, Holden, was learning in his K homeschool lessons. We love extra ideas to make learning fun and this fits the bill perfectly!

  • Tracy says:

    Love this idea. My boy just turned 4 and loves counting games.

  • Ashley Bean says:

    I wish the link at the bottom for more ideas would work for me. This is great and we’re going to homeschool, so I’m alwasy up for creative ideas

  • Anna says:

    This looks fun. I don’t have a color printer, so I used a dinner plate for a template, and made my own. I altered it slightly, using different shapes for each number, and used colors that correspond to Cuisenaire rods. 🙂 My kids are chomping at the bit to “play the game” and asking all kinds of questions: I told them to clean their room and we’ll “play” it. 😉

  • Shelly says:

    I made one of these for my son last year. He still uses it occasionally now. I added colors to the back side of the disk and made sure to add the color name to the clothes pin so he can learn his color names too.

  • Such a great idea !!

    We did something similar with uppercase and lowercase letter matching –

    Gotta love fun AND frugal learning activities ! 🙂

  • Charla says:

    Could you print the wheels on the front and back of a single page of paper so the wheel is double sided? I’m part of a busy bag exchange and looking for ways to make it as efficient as possible. 🙂


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