Here's a great way to make a number line using things around the house. Its great for children just beginning to count.
Firstly collect lots of small, light weight objects from around the house. You'll need a set of 20, 19 18..... down to a single item. Mix them up and then present to the children to sort into groups.
|L and R sort out the items, L collects pom-poms, R collects balloons|
|All the objects sorted into groups|
|L counts the shells. 20|
|L put the 20 shells into a bag|
|R has a bag of 11 brads|
Once all the objects are bagged lay them out on a table. Add a zero bag too.
|All our objects are counted, bagged and labelled|
String up a washing line. Ask the children to bring the bags up in order, starting with zero, and peg them on the line.
|Our finished number line|