🌳Apple Tree Counting🌳

💁🏻‍♀️Counting using recycled materials are always perfect, to reinforce the number skills among the little ones. This mommy made activity is super cheap to make, learn, and play with 😎

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard
  • Bottle caps
  • Paints
  • Scissor
  • Cutter
  • Felt sheets (scrap)
  • Pencil

The Making:

  • Take cardboard (size is of your choice) draw a pair of apple trees as shown below 👇🏻

  • Using a cutter cut the outline of the apple trees as shown below 👇🏻

  • Draw ten circles on the crown and one circle on the trunk, keeping the bottle caps as the model 👇🏻

  • Glue both the tree together and let your little one paint them firsthand 👇🏻

  • Take the scrap (red) felt sheet cut small circles that fits onto the bottle caps with green felt leaf and brown stalk such that it looks like an apple 🍎
  • Also cut rough part of the Velcro and glue it onto the bottle caps (such that the apples made can be sticked by the little ones and taken off easily for other activities)

  • And for the numbers cut circles from the brown felt sheet, either write the numbers using paint (Color of your choice) or stitch the numbers onto the brown circle and glue them onto the bottle caps👇🏻

  • Finally, place the tree along with the bottle caps, felt apples, numbers and encourage your little one, to do some math counting play 😎

[👉🏻Either you can place the number on the trunk and let them place the corresponding apples on the crown or place the apples and they can count it and match the corresponding number or both👈🏻]

💁🏻‍♀️(We even made a flower) Make this super easy recycled activity at home and have a exquisite counting evening my lovelies 😍

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❤️Heart Cookies Matching & Sequencing🔢

Another counting activity to strengthen the little ones number recognition skill and extends further by improving their fine motor skill by gluing the hearts on the squares for ordering them in sequence 😎

Materials Required:

  • Foam sheets
  • Scissor
  • Glue stick
  • Sketch pen

The Making:

  • Cut out little hearts from the foam sheets (no. Of hearts is of your choice) and write the numbers with their corresponding dots on each sides of the hearts as shown below👇

  • Cut them into two halves and place them all mixed up on the plate and let your little one do the matching of the broken hearts by counting their dots

  • For the extended activity:- cut out small squares from the foam sheets such that the little hearts fits in them;

  • Place those squares along with the glue sticks, the matched hearts on a plate and teach your toddler to stick those matched broken hearts onto the squares 

  • Finally, teach them to place it in a sequence of ten frames as shown in below pics 👇

This would be a great introduction of “Ten Frame – number sense” for the little ones along with some learning and developing fine motor skills 

Make this easy to make Heart Cookies [name solely given by Baby Moo 😎] with your little ones and enjoy the evening with some ‘love cookie’ learning my lovelies 😍

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🔢I Can Count Puzzle🔢

‘I can count’ is a wonderful math magic which helps the little ones to learn to count in a fun filled way here this DIY counting and finding the missing numbers is very easy to make and learn with?

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard (thick and thin)
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Strong Glue / Glue gun
  • Velcro
  • Scissor

The Making:

I got this idea from a kids magazine where there was an activity of finding the missing numbers but since it was a one time using activity, I was not going to use it, thus the making of this activity came into existence ?

  • Take a thick cardboard and cut into a square shaped as shown below (the size of the cardboard is of your choice)

(I have used a calendar cardboard for this activity, as it is super strong and holds good and also the size I have used is, as same as the model from magazine)

  • Cover the whole cardboard with felt sheet

(colour is of your choice and as you can see from the above pic my felt sheet dint cover the whole part but still it does the job good and I’m fine with it?)

  • In the middle is where the numbers are going to be placed so accordingly either paint the squares or draw them for the numbers (1-20) as shown below

  • Cut small squares in the size .5cm lesser than the squares on the cardboard and also from the foam sheet (to make the moveable numbers super strong) and glue both the cardboard and the foam sheet squares together as shown below

  • Finally write the numbers on them on one side and glue the rough part of the Velcro on the other side

Thus your moveable numbers with numbered cardboard are ready to be learned and played with….

Since all the numbers are moveable you can use it as many ways/times as you wish and make your little one super strong in counting, arranging and in finding the missing numbers my lovelies ?

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