I published a post about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters, with many ideas that work for sandpaper numerals as well as letters. Here I’ll give resources specifically for sandpaper numerals and sandpaper-numeral presentations and extensions.
Traditional sandpaper numerals are sandpaper numerals on green hardboard. There are many inexpensive options or DIY options that are great for homeschools.
Where to Purchase Inexpensive Sandpaper Letters
If you’d like to purchase sandpaper letters for home use, here are some inexpensive sources:
Here’s a more thorough list of Montessori material suppliers along with comments from parents who purchased from various companies: Where to Buy Montessori Materials.
How to Make Your Own Sandpaper Numerals
There are patterns and directions for making your own sandpaper numerals (along with many other Montessori materials) in the book Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock.
Peaceful Parenting made counting boards with sandpaper numerals.
2 Pequeños Traviesos has sandpaper numerals on laminated green cardstock.
L’écol’logis has sandpaper numerals on laminated cardstock.
The Accidental Crafter has sandpaper numbers on heavy cardstock
2 Little Seeds has directions for making authentic-looking sandpaper numerals on birch wood.
FUNdamentals made sandpaper numerals on hardboard.
Sandpaper Numeral Alternatives
A number of parents make textured numerals of felt or velvet.
OurMontessoriHome.wordpress.com made felt numerals on foam boards.
Walk Beside Me made textured numerals with fabric and embroidery.
Faolmor’s Den has textured numerals made with glittery card.
Check out my inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters post for other creative alternatives that work for sandpaper numerals as well as letters.
Livable Learning has free sandpaper numeral templates.
Sandpaper Numeral Presentations and Extensions
Montessori Primary Guide has sandpaper numbers presentation and video.
Leptir has detailed sandpaper numeral presentation and extensions.
Montessori MOMents makes rubbings of the sandpaper numerals for sandpaper number books.
Barefoot in Suburbia has various activities matching quantities of objects with sandpaper numerals. (Dinosaurs and Sandpaper Numerals photo at the top of this post)
How We Montessori uses sandpaper numerals with a sand tray.
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