Even & Odd Pom-Poms

Here’s a fun way to help children memorize their even & odd numbers.

Take two toilet paper rolls, or paper towel rolls, depending on how long you want it to be. Write EVENS on one and ODDS on the other in thick marker.

Cut a piece of colored paper in half. Measure it around the roll and cut away the excess, so it goes around exactly once.

Cut five evenly spaced slits, leaving at least one inch uncut at the bottom of the paper.

Write 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 on each slit of the paper.

Do the same with another paper (using two different colors helps to tell them apart).

Write 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 on each slit of the second paper.

Tape around the roll to make your pom-pom.

Teach children these cheers:

0, 2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we appreciate? Evens! Evens! Goooooooo evens!

1, 3, 5, 7, 9, We think odds are oh, so fine! Odds! Odds! Goooooo odds!

Divide your class into two teams. Call out numbers and addition or subtraction sentences, and have them “compete” to see if Team Evens or Team Odds wins.