Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Transporation Theme: Adding Depth Part 2

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Continuing with the Transportation theme and the added layers of depth,  students can be introduced to counting cards:

After re-reading the story from this post, students are shown the counting cards. The set of cards pictured is not in order (i.e. the cards do not have pictures of vehicles in the 1-10 order). The cards are random (i.e. one card has two vehicles while the next card could have 10 pictures of a type of transportation vehicle). This was done intentionally to prevent students from guessing and encourage them to take the time to count the pictures on each card.

The cards are printed on card stock and mounted on very sturdy cardboard and then clear contact paper is placed over the front of each card. A hole is punched in the upper right hand corner of each card and a small/medium metal ring is used to hold each set of cards together.

On the bottom of each card a box is present to allow the child to write the number of vehicles they have counted (if the cards are laminated) or in the case of children in the pre-writing stage, they can affix the numbers with velcro insha'Allaah.

This set (which has 12 cards in it) introduces children to vehicles not shown in the book and a small discussion can occur wherein you ask the child where each type of vehicle might be used (i.e. land, air, sea, space). 

Here, velcro is used for students in the pre-writing stage. 
Students in this stage may require teacher/parent assistance in choosing the correct number
if they do not know their numbers on sight (i.e. they do not know what the number 5 looks like, so after the child counts the vehicles, the teacher/parent picks up the number 5, shows it to the child and tells them that this is the number 5)

Counting cards can easily be found on the internet but you can also make your own to fit your specific theme/topic. Made sturdy enough, these sets can be placed in your math centre and children can be invited to use these whenever they wish with little supervision. If you would like these in English please leave a comment and insha'Allaah, I will upload the file soon.

Enjoy insha'Allaah!


  1. MashaAllah great activity for little ones, jazakhillahu khair for sharing.

  2. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu Sister, this looks great MashaAllah TabarakAllah -Jazak Allahu Khaira for all your efforts and hard work- I have a child who is at writing stage and one that is recognising the numbers InshaAllah and they both love transport!!! I couldn't find the link to download the cards however.

  3. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh,

    jazakillaahu khayr Sis Sohret. Insha'Allaah, I will add the file today. Insha'Allaah, your children benefit and enjoy the resources here. Jazakillaahu khayr again for your kind words dear sis...truly all of the praise and thanks are due to Allaah Alone.


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