Here is a fun and simple counting activity for toddlers especially for those who loves Mickey Mouse. It’s very easy to set up, I got the printable online and it is designed to build their understanding of identifying numbers and how it’s represented using stickers.
This activity isn’t new, but obviously a really great one for developing Inigo’s familiarity with numbers and what they represent using physical objects. In this case I’ve kept it incredibly simple, which is often the best way to get him to learn, right?
When the invitation is done, he started to sort the stickers ( actually i print only in A4 and cut it, so it’s not really stickers😂 ). Then we count how many set of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters we have.
When I saw that his done sorting and counting,I tried to offer the counting fun template. The aim of this activity is for him to read the number and use the stickers to accurately represent it. I chose to have Inigo work with numbers up to 4 then eventually I added up to 5 to challege him further.
Seriously, this is such a great activity. It was so interesting to watch Inigo count out the stickers and add them to the column. I could see if he was able to count correctly, using one to one correspondence. I found that he knew more than I realized.
This wonderful Maths activity can also double to help his develop fine motor and sensory skills. Having said that, I chose to use glue to challenge him using his thumb and pointer finger when transferring the stickers.
I know you know that I love free printables! But sometimes, an impromptu activity comes to mind that I don’t want to take the time to look in the pinterest and print it.
Inigo loves numbers but needs lots of practice in recognition and improving fine motor skills creating this DIY clip card using markers, cardboard and clothespins we had was a great alternative!
While doing this activity he is not only learning the math skills but also building up the strength in his fine motor skills which is essential for writing soon.
With only simple ingredients and few minutes of your time, you can easily make play dough at home for your kids to enjoy.
I love play dough because it keeps little A busy for minutes upon minutes. But sometimes I hate it when it crumbles on the floor and the entire roo .Because of this I stopped buying store-bought playdough. Then, one day when little A was begging me to make a playdough instead.
I searched on to You Tube and could not believe how easy it was to make playdough in my own kitchen.
Little A had fun picking out the color he wanted, then he continued to play with the dough for hours. It is still a favorite way to spend his play time. Making play dough in your kitchen is easier than you imagined. It saves you money and creates lasting childhood memories.
Easy DIY Homemade Playdough
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cream of tartar
- food coloring
- In a large pan mix together the water and oil. Stir in the flour,salt and cream of tartar.
- Cook over medium heat,stirring constantly until the dough forms into a ball and is no longer sticky. Divide the dough into three portions then mix in drops of food coloring until it reaches your desire color.
- Enjoy and Play!
Learning to add can be great fun especially with easy addition activities. By creating a simple addition game with marbles kids will definitely love playing it and the house are transformed into learning activity.
This addition activity is simple to make and can lead to hours of fun.
- White Board or paper
We started with a simple ones and then eventually I introduced the additions of 3 numbers.
Depending on your child’s level of ability, this learning activity can be modified in many ways.
Learning to add can be a ton of fun when armed with games to keep boredom away.
Happy counting and adding!