These free number two printables will help you teach your child to write and recognise the number two.
To help your child learn to recognise the number two so they can understand it and use 2 in counting and calculations, you’ll want to do a variety of number formation and number recognition activities with them.
These worksheets for two can help you do that – and we’ll talk about how in a sec…
…but if you’re just here for the printable you can scroll on down.
Options for using these number two printables
Two’s a fun number to learn and most kids understand early on what two means – probably before you’d be likely to use a worksheet with them.
This happens because kids learn to count by saying the numbers 1-10 when they hear others doing so and copy them.
But that’s just saying words in a particular order (it takes a while to get the order right, too) – they hear us say them, they repeat and we get excited and praise them.
Which is great – it’s rewarding for the child and they’re starting their numeracy learning.
But they really ARE just saying words.
They don’t understand what numbers mean yet, so as time goes on, you need to teach them a few more skills – such as number recognition, number formation (writing numbers correctly) and counting sets of numbers correctly.
You can use these number two worksheets to teach your child to recognise the number two and to write it – and to count groups of items correctly.
It’s a helpful way to use learning printables if you’re wondering WHAT to teach but you don’t actually want to do pencil-and-paper work if you don’t have to.
How to use these printables in active learning
So what might active learning look like? Let’s think through what your child’s doing with these worksheets:
For the number formation worksheet, you can use that to teach your child how to form 2 correctly. They’ll see that they need to write two by starting on the left and following the arrow in a curve up to the right, then down to the left and finally across.
There’s no need to write on a sheet of paper.
You can write numbers in the dirt with a stick, on a dry-wipe board, with the tip of a paintbrush in playdough – or even paint them with water on the ground outside.
It’s the same task – and it’s worth doing it a variety of different ways – so your child gets plenty of practice of each number without it getting old.
Number grab activity
And for the sheet with the number-search grid, you can replace that coloring task with a number-grab activity where you plop a bunch of numbers on the table or floor and say,
“Hey, grab all the number twos.”
You’ll see whether they recognise two just the same that way. (Use Uno cards for a variation of this.)
When you want them to count sets of objects correctly, instead of coloring they could count groups of toy dinosaurs, or apples on a plate or bottles on a shelf.
They’ll be learning a new skill, you’ll see whether they can do it yet – and it won’t even feel like work.
And if your child does like to use worksheets – and you like to have them as a record of their learning – you’ll find worksheets like these for all the numbers to ten in my free resource library.
More resources for you and your little learners
Here at Kiddiesaurus, I make a lot of free printable resources to help you teach your child – but we also do a lot of learning through play and dinosaur-themed activities.
Does that sound fun?
Try these posts and freebies for more:
How to download your free number two printables
All these printables are available for you to download right now from my resource library click here to go to the resource library now – or there’s a link in the footer of most pages on the site, so you can keep browsing if you like 🙂
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