This is a great activity for preschool age kids! It introduces a new, fun, hands-on way to count. It gets the brain going and helps with fine motor skills!
What you'll need:
Empty, clean egg carton
First, cut off the lid and side of the egg carton.
Now, write numbers 1-12 so your child can easily read it
Next, put about 2 handfuls of beans into a bowl.
Last, show your curious preschooler the numbers, the beans and how to put one bean in the carton at a time, counting them, and to do their best to put the correct amount of beans under the number. Then let them have fun!
|Michael very carefully counts out every bean.|
|Emily has fun using every last bean to fill up the carton to the top|
I hope you enjoy this fun, learning activity! My kids sure do!
Until next time,