Rainbow Bear Cards: Size Order

I am so excited to introduce you to the #toolsforlearning series!! Every Tuesday an awesome team of bloggers will be taking on the challenge of activities with common educational manipulatives! We want learning to be hands-on, interactive and definitely fun!! Follow the #toolsforlearning hashtag on Instagram to see all the amazing activities & share your own using the manipulative of the week! We’re starting off the series with rainbow counters: bears, animals, all things rainbow! Like these Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards.

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

Materials needed for the Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards:

Rainbow Bears

Paper

Laminating Pouches

Laminator

Scissors

To Prep: Print the Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards, laminate and cut them apart.

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

We started by doing an example row. I showed Shiloh how to put the cards in order with large, medium and small. Then she tried.

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

She is really great at self-correction when it comes to colors, so even though she tried putting the wrong color in her row, she quickly realized that it was wrong and placed it in another row.

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

Then we worked on matching the cards with the rainbow bear manipulatives.

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

We tried them horizontally. Then vertically.

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

And even tried them spread out around the desk. That was harder, so we talked while we worked. “Which picture is the biggest?” “Where does the small bear go?”

Practice size order with preschoolers using this fun free printable rainbow bear size card set! Sort by colors and compare sizes!

It’s really important that kids realize that size doesn’t just apply to pictures on a paper. That’s why the rainbow bear manipulatives are great for this activity. I really like the Thinking Kids Math Bears that we have because they can be sorted with both six different colors and three different sizes. They cost a little bit more than some other brands of rainbow bears, but it has been totally worth it for us.

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We have used them for:

Graphing

Number Cards for Counting to 10

And this awesome Rainbow Bear Preschool Mega Pack!

This rainbow bear preschool mega pack has 15+ fun, hands-on activities! Matching, counting to 10, sorting colors, patterns and much more!!! Use rainbow bear counters to add some extra fun!
These rainbow counter ideas are amazing!!! So many great ideas for the alphabet, counting, adding, graphing and much more!!!

Need more ideas for using your rainbow bears or rainbow counters? Check these out!!These rainbow counter ideas are amazing!!! So many great ideas for the alphabet, counting, adding, graphing and much more!!!

These rainbow counter ideas are amazing!!! So many great ideas for the alphabet, counting, adding, graphing and much more!!!

Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Still Playing School

Rainbow Bears Preschool Letter Cards from Learning 2 Walk

Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards from Life Over C’s

Color and Size Sorting with Rainbow Counters from Line Upon Line Learning

Alphabet Formation Compare Bears from Adventures of Adam

Size and Color Sorting {Learning with Rainbow Bears} from Squiggles and Bubbles

Animal Counters Sensory Bin & Color Sort from Raising Little Superheroes

Color Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Schooltime Snippets

Rainbow Chain Link Color Sort from Sugar Aunts

Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin from Something 2 Offer

Counting More or Less with Farm Animal Rainbow Counters from Stir the Wonder

Rainbow Bears Addition Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Measuring with Rainbow Bears from Mom Inspired Life

Don’t forget to use #toolsforlearning on Instagram to share your Rainbow Bear & Counter learning activities!! 


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7 Comments

  1. So many fun ways to learn with rainbow colored manipulatives! I, too, love that they created a set with orange!

  2. Your newer bears are so cute. I love that they’ve added orange and purple and little packs on their backs. Your printables look amazing.