🍪Monster cookie counting🍪

Halloween is the ‘Celtic festival of Samhain’ and in Chennai it’s being celebrated bigger and better every year… but we celebrated it in our own way by making an activity combining monster + counting 😎

Items Wanted:

  • Color papers
  • Chart paper
  • Color Pencils (optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Sketches

The Making:

  • Make some monster bookmarks from the Color papers

  • Also make cookies (shapes of your choice) using the cardstock or chart paper

[Since we dint get brown chart paper Baby Moo coloured it with brown Color pencils to make it to look like 🍪]

  • Write the numbers (1-10) inside all the monsters mouth and also draw the corresponding dots (chocolate chips) on the cookies 🍪

  • Place all the numbered monsters and the cookies on a flat surface and let your little munchkins do some monster cookie matching my lovelies

My Little Munchkin Moo played with his hungry little monsters for over an hour ➡️ hence it was a great successful game activity of the day 😎😇

This is a fun Halloween math game for the little ones to strengthen their counting and numbers skills… Make this ‘monster matching cookie’ activity at home and have a ‘Deliciously Spooky Counting Night’ my lovelies 😍

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🌳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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☕️Counting with Coffee Beans☕

💁‍♀️We get freshly grounded coffee powder from Nilgiris shop in Chennai and mommy got an idea on seeing those coffee beans to match it up with basic mathematics and improve Baby Moos counting skills and thus the following activity😎

Materials Required:

  • Coffee Beans
  • Cardboard/foam sheets
  • Coffee/tea cups
  • Glue
  • Sketches

Procedure 1:-

  • Take the cardboard draw the shape of the cup that your toddler is using (number of cups to be drawn is totally of your choice) I drew ten cups since we are gonna practice the counting of numbers from 1-10
  • Once drawn place the coffee beans and cardboard on a flat surface and let your little ones have some counting fun my lovelies 😍

Procedure 2:-

  • Take paper tea/coffee cups (no. Of cups is of your choice)
  • Cut a small handles from a cardboard and glue/insert it on/into the paper cups as shown below

**[Note: If the handles are glued, storage of the cups for later play would be a bit difficult… But if the handles are inserted into the cups, the storage is super easy ➡️ as the cups can be stacked up + handles are removable = takes less space]**

  • Write the numbers (of your choice) on the handles (First we counted from 1-10 then from 11-20)
  • Place the cups along with some coffee beans near your toddler and encourage them to read the number aloud and drop in the required amount of coffee beans inside the coffee cups and let them make some tasty fun coffee counting 😉

He spent a whole hour playing with the coffee beans after learning some counting.., he even brought his construction vehicles along to play with while mommy prepared dinner for him…😊 This was a super simple to make and highly effective activity that was totally approved by Baby Moo😎

Make these cute counting cups and ‘brew’ some ‘counting skills’ into your little ones my lovelies?😍

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🐾Fingerprints Counting🐾

Another counting activity for Baby Moo to reinforce his counting skills with his most favorite painting technique… These can be made easily at home and have lots of fun learning 😎

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheets (or any plain paper or a note book)
  • Paints
  • Sketch pens

The Making of the Sheets:

🌸Draw some flowers with stem (no leaves) and let you little one Color them and then write the number in the middle of the flower as shown below and let your little one read the number aloud and keep the required number of leaves on the stem using their tiny little fingers🌸

🐞Draw some lady bugs (without their black dots) on the A4 sheets and let them Color it then write the numbers on their head/ or at their side as shown below and let your little ones put some dots🐞

🌳Draw some apple trees (without the apples on them) and let your little one Color the trees then write the numbers on the trunk as shown below and let your little ones put some apples on their crowns🌳

🌧Draw some grey clouds (without rain) and let your little one Color the clouds grey then write the numbers on the clouds and let your little ones make them rain🌧

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Likewise,… Do make your very own counting sheets (rather than buying and printing the worksheets from the internet 😉) with the materials that you have at home and have lots of fun counting, printing and learning 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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🐰Bunny Shape Matching & Counting Activity🐰

A simple but effective way to teach your little ones about the basic shape and numbers in a fun filled activity

Materials Required:

  • Thick paper / Cardboard
  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencils
  • Strong Glue
  • Green Felt (scrapes)
  • Black sketch
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Draw bunnies in various shapes (of your choice) on a paper and keeping it as a model cut out the outline of the bunnies from the cardboard; similarly cut out the carrots, for the shape bunnies in their corresponding shapes

(I have used the cardboard from inside of the newly, store bought shirts😉)

  • Let your little ones colour the bunnies and their carrots (with colours of their choice) and once coloured highlight the bunnies and the carrots using black sketch

  • Now to make the greens of the carrots🥕, take scrap green felt sheet and cut them in the shape of a bush and glue it behind each carrots as shown below

  • Finally place the coloured shape bunnies with their carrots on a flat surface and let your little ones match, count and play

Mommy taught Baby Moo to play with it and we also arranged them in number sequence to match and Baby Moo came with different possible ways to play with it while gaining some knowledge along the way 😎

Make this activity at home and enjoy the evening with some good learning with fun play 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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🥚DIY Oval Puzzle Activity🥚

This activity can be done either by counting the dots or by matching the colors. This simple puzzle activity can be easily made at home within an hour or so. Those vibrant colored foam shape gets the attention of your baby and hence acts a quite time activity too (especially during Easter times) 😎

Materials:

  • Foam sheets
  • Oval shape object  (or you can draw by freehand)
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissor 

Procedure:

  • Take foam sheets any color of your choice cut an oval (egg) shape either by free hand or by using an oval object
  • You can cut as many as you want depending on the number of numbers you like to teach your baby

  • Divide the oval shapes into two halves using different kinds of lines and write the numbers in one half and the corresponding counting dots in the other half. 

  • Finally cut the oval shapes along the black lines. 

  • Shuffle the halves and let your baby, do the matching, either by counting the dots and matching the numbers or by matching the colors 😉


         

         This activity can be used for learning number recognition, practice counting, improve one-to-one correspondence, to learn about the shape oval and puzzling.

        Make this super easy number activity and have a fun filled, puzzled, quite time with your baby and enjoy 😍

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