I'm back with another learning activity for your toddler/preschooler. This time it's to teach counting and numbers.
I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to teach TnT their numbers and counting. I have searched to the ends of the internets trying to find activities that I thought would be suitable for them. It hasn't been easy. Almost everything I found seemed to advanced for them and then I found Number Cards.
I loved these number cards because they were simple and didn't have a lot of other distracting things on them. They were just colored cards with numbers.
- Fine Motor – the pinching of the clothes pins is great to strengthen those little fingers to prepare them for writing
- Number recognition
This activity is extremely simple and inexpensive to pull together. I suggest laminating them for durability.
- Number Cards Printable – there are several variations but I liked this one the best because of the simple design.
- Clothes Pins (I used these mini clothes pins)
Once you've printed the number cards, laminate (optional) and cut apart. Have child place a clothes pin on each number on each card. Have them say the number on each card and count as they are placing the clothes pins on each number.
I clip the cards together with a binder clip and then them with the clothes pins in a Ziploc baggie.
The girls love this activity. I think mainly because they get to "play" with the clothes pins but if learning number recognition and counting is just a side effect, I'll take what I can get. I can even see using these cards in the future to teach addition and subtraction.