Kathy Ross Crafts Numbers

From the Series Learning Is Fun!

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

These number-based crafts are designed to help children remember the shape and the concept of numbers one through ten. Beginning with a One and Only Me craft and ending with a Ten in an Envelope Bed, each number has its own special project. Then there are a series of projects that show the many ways in which numbers are used, such as a Play Cell Phone, a Play Alarm Clock, Coin Family Puppets, and Mama Foot-Long Worm and Her Twelve Baby Inchworms. In developing these hands-on projects, Kathy Ross drew on her thirty years’ experience as a preschool teacher and curriculum developer. Each of the twenty easy-to-make crafts features step-by-step illustrated instructions, and is made from easy-to-find household materials.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Text Type Procedural
BISACS JNF015000, JNF013030
Dewey 745.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Activities, Reviewed, and Step-by-step instructions

Author: Kathy Ross

Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.

Illustrator: Jan Barger

Jan Barger is an American who lives in Plumpton, England, with her husband and cocker spaniel. Before she began writing and illustrating books she was a ballet dancer, a teacher, and a calligrapher. She has written and illustrated nine picture books and illustrated over twenty books for other authors. When she is not writing and illustrating books she enjoys singing and playing her flute and piccolo. She has a Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration from Brighton University.



“The first nine projects highlight the numerals from one to nine, while the rest focus on applications of numbers, such as measurement (a foot-long mother worm and her we little inchworms), telling time (A toy alarm clock made from a discarded compact disc), and counting (a birthday-cake pin with candles for counting years). With easy-to-find materials and step-by-step directions, these projects look promising for young children who can count on a little help from parents or teachers.”

School Library Journal

“[F]eatures fun creations that involve counting and measurement and whimsical, child-friendly artwork. For visual learners, there is also an illustrated supply list for each project. The 20 activities include a four-leaf clover necklace, a five-point star magnet, a play alarm clock, calendar markers, coin-wrapper puppets, and playing card counters. . . Some supplies will require purchase but most are common household or craft-box items. A worthy collection of crafts that incorporates early math skills.”
School Library Journal