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  THE NUMBER TWO
 
TWO ART
 
BLACKBIRD STICK PUPPETS
  • Using a small bird pattern, cut out two bird shapes, from heavy black paper, for each child.
  • Next, give each child two craft sticks to tape to the bottom back of their birds.
  • Have children glue on small paper circles for eyes.
  • Let children use their puppets while repeating the rhyme “Two Little Blackbirds”.
     
TWO COLOR PAPER CHAINS
  • Using two different colors of construction paper, cut out 1” x 4” strips.
  • Set out the strips and some glue and encourage your children to make a paper chain, by rotating the two colors.  Example:  red, blue, red, blue
 
BINOCULARS
  • Let your children decorate two paper towel or toilet tissue tubes with marking pens. 
  • Then, using masking tape, tape the two tubes together, resembling binoculars.

TWO PIECE PUZZLES
  • Cut some pictures from magazines, 4” x 6”.
  • Set them out, along with some glue and some 4 x 6 index cards.
  • Have each child choose a picture and glue it on an index card.
  • Help children cut the cards into two pieces to create a small puzzle.
 
ADDITIONAL TWO ITEMS TO MAKE
  • Glasses
  • Walking puppets
  • Mittens tied together with yarn
  • Love birds
  • Insects with two wings

 

TWO GAMES
 
SHOE MIX-UP
  • Have children take off their shoes and put them in the middle of the room.
  • Mix up the shoes and have children take turns finding two shoes that match.
 
DICE GAME
  • Set out one dice.
  • Let your children take turns rolling the dice.
  • See who can roll the number two.
     
SOCK MATCH-UP
  • Bring in some clean pairs of sock in different colors.
  • Let your children take turns finding the matching colored socks.
 
CARD SEARCH
  • Set out a regular deck of cards.
  • Let your children take turns searching for the twos in the deck.

 

PAIRS CONCENTRATION
  • Take small index cards and cut them in-half.
  • Glue on sets of pairs, ie, two things that go together; such as; salt and pepper shakers, mittens, shoes, eyes, cup/saucer, etc.
  • Mix up the cards, turn them over on a table and play concentration with your child.
 
MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
  • Marching by twos.
  • Partners in  sitting on the floor and rowing back and forth.
  • Dancing with partners.
  • Partners in making a bridge, like in “London Bridges Falling Down”
     
TWO LANGUAGE
 
MAKING LISTS
  • Let your children help you make a list of pairs.  Things that go together, like salt and pepper, saucer and cup, mittens, etc.
  • Make a list of animals that have two feet, such as, ducks, chickens, birds, etc.
 
TWO BOOK
  • Make a plain white book for your child by stapling together white typing paper.
  • Give your child an old magazine and help him tear or cut out objects that come in two’s; such as, to cars, to houses, etc.
  • Set out some glue and let him glue the sets of objects on the pages of the book.
  • Encourage your child to read his book to you, saying “Two cars, two, houses, etc.”.
     
BLACKBIRD PUPPETS
  • Encourage your child to hold up her two blackbird puppets and have a discussion.
  • Use puppets to recite the “Two Little Blackbirds” rhyme story and song from the music section.
 
WRITING TWO
CHENILLE STEMS
  • Set out some chenille stems and let your child twist them into large two’s.
     
TWO RUBBINGS
  • Cut out some cardboard two shapes and glue them onto a larger sheet of cardboard.
  • Give your child some white paper and a crayon that has had it’s paper taken off.
  • Show your child how to rub the crayon over the paper creating two rubbings.
 
PLAYDOUGH TWO’S
  • Make some play dough for your child.
  • Show him how to roll long rolls then bend them into the shape of a two.
     
PRINTING TWO’S
  • Give your child a crayon or pencil and some white paper.
  • Show her how to print the number two.
  • Have her recite the following rhyme as she prints to help her remember how the line goes.
                                    Little train, little train go around.
                                    Little train, little train come on down.
                                    Little train, little train on the track.
                                    Little train, little now go back.
 
TWO SCIENCE
BICYCLES
  • Have your children observe bicycles.
  • Note that they have two large wheels.
     
PAIRS TABLE
  • Set out a table and have your children help you find objects that come in pairs to set on the table.
  • For example, you could display a pair of shoes, a pair of sock, a pair of mittens, a pair of chopsticks, etc.
 
SAME YET DIFFERENT
  • Pick an object of nature; such as, leaves.
  • Give each of your children a small zip-lock bag.
  • Go on a nature walk.
  • Tell your children that they are to find two leaves, that are not the same.
  • Display each child’s leaves when they get back and talk about how they are the same, yet they are different.
  • Have each child count his leaves for you.
     
TWO SNACKS 
 
FOOD HAVES
  • Demonstrate to your children cutting foods in half.
  • Give your child a sandwich and let him cut it in half.
 
TWO IN A BAG
  • Pass out baggies with two snack foods inside; such as, apple slice and cheese slice, half a sandwich and a carrot stick, two graham crackers, etc.
     
TWO MUSIC AND RHYMES
 
TWO LITTLE BLACKBIRDS
Way up high in a big old tree,
Two little black birds smiled at me.

The first one said, “Let’s fly away.”
The second one said, “I think I will stay”

So the first flew off, way up high
To look for rainbows in the sky.

The second bird stayed and built a nest.
She loved the tree. 
She thought it best.

Each was happy in its own way.
One chose to go, one chose to stay.
                                    Jean Warren
TWO LITTLE BELLS
Two little bells in my hands.
When I ring one, everyone stand.
When I ring two, here’s what you do.
Bend down low and touch your shoe!
                                    Jean Warren
 
OTHER TWO SONGS
  • Tea For Two
  • Bicycle Built For Two
  • Two Little Blackbirds
  • Two little apples