even and odd street

We kicked off the year learning about "even" and "odd" numbers.
(I want them to do their Everyday Learning workbooks independently...)
I found a great idea on... you guessed it Pinterest... with Even and Odd Houses. 
I feel in love with it immediately and I had to do it with my second graders.
Click here to view the original/cuter idea (you will have to scroll through the pictures to find it).

Even and Odd Street:

I first had them make the "Even Houses" by following my step-by-step instructions.
I actually used this as a listening assessment, because they all had to turn out the same.

Then I let them go crazy with the "Odd Houses" and they loved it! Some of them even had dog houses! 

Click here to download the black-lines for this activity.

Click here to see some cute even/odd chants written by Jess at Rambling About Reading
Thanks Jess! I will definitely use these during calendar time!

How do you teach even/odd numbers?


  1. I have this in my plans in a few weeks! Thanks so much for the download- you saved me a TON of work!!!

  2. Oh wow I love this (and I think yours is actually cuter than the other one!). Thanks for the download, I am definitely putting this one in my lesson plans!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  4. Love this idea! Such a great way to help them remember even and odd.

  5. So cute! Love the odd houses:) What a great way to help them remember!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. Cute Idea!! There is also another idea on teachertipster.com He bought a pair of "croc" shoes and wrote the words even on one shoe and odd on the other. When students take a step and say the number, they will know if it is an even/odd #.

    Primary Connections

  7. Thank you! What a great idea. I think this will really help!

  8. Love this idea!! Turned out great :) Hope you're enjoying 2nd grade!!!

    Cara :)
    The First Grade Parade

  9. I love this idea! Check out my post inspired by even and odd street:


  10. I love this idea!!

    We are always counting by 2s so we usually just have a math talk about how the 2s are even and the other numbers we don't say are odd.

    I'm totally doing this even/odd houses this year though!!! I'll be the coolest teacher on the block! (pun intended!!)

    Marcy @ http://busybeesandcupcakes.blogspot.com

  11. Thanks so much for this idea! During Calendar time, we talked about even and odd numbers in my 1/2 split class... and the 2nd graders knew them but the 1st graders were lost (this is a typical scenario in my class)! I think this will help SO MUCH!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  12. Thank you for this idea, it's wonderful!

  13. I love this idea! I might have to borrow it!

  14. I am doing this activity this week! So great!

  15. oh my word I love these. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  16. To teach odd and even, I do something each day at calendar that I got from Shari Sloane's website kidscount1234. Go to her site and look under calendar and you will find a picture. I add a cube each day so that on even days the bottom row cube gets a partner. I also color code them. I know this doesn't make a lot of sense, but you can see a picture at Shari's site.

  17. Love this idea. It would even work in a middle school setting with positive and negative numbers. Because they are opposites! Think I will be trying that :)

  18. I have this in my plans in a few weeks! Thanks so much for the download- you saved me a TON of work!!!
    Outdoor playground equipment

  19. This is wonderful, I plan to use this in my own homeschool classroom! Thank You for sharing your talents!
    Sarah from http://www.babesinschoolland.blogspot.com

  20. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to share this with my colleagues!!

  21. So stinkin' cute! Have you read My Even Day by Doris Fisher? There is also One Odd Day too!

    Heather's Heart

  22. Wonderful! Thanks for the template too. The link to teacherphotos is unfortunately incorrect, here's the right one!

  23. Thanks! (I like yours!) We are going to turn this into a notebooking page at the beginning of this next school year for my two 2nd grade homeschooling kiddos. They happen to do "our community" in social studies JUST before odd/even in math. Wow! Talk about perfect! Going to do the listening activity for the even houses and then slip in a little art lesson about lines, etc for the odd houses.

  24. Thank you so much for this nice idea..

  25. Just tried to post a comment not sure if it went through... I can not open the document that says the black lines. I was wondering if there is another way because I would LOVE to do this!!


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