Simple activities are almost always a hit in my house. This week we were doing some spring flower activities and decided to mix a bit of counting in.
For these spring flowers you will need:
Begin by cutting the paper into long strips from the longest side. I got 3 off a page. Then use one of those strips and cut it into 5 to write numbers on them.
Write your numbers down. I have 1-10. On one of the long strips draw a stem to place one pom pom on top for a flower. You now have 1 flower in your garden.
Encourage the kids to make their own gardens based on the numbers. I always think getting the kids to do things if they can and even getting them to just try can help into the right direction. Besides for most kids drawing is super fun 🙂 When the garden gets a bit fuller, around number 5 or 6 it is time for some thinking logic. What if we made one flower taller than the other then the next smaller? Add in some patterning!
Now if you are doing this activity with a toddler you can go ahead and draw these in yourself. Preschoolers will love the challenge!
Another suggestion is to hunt for the smaller pom poms in the basket, which once again gives us size sorting. 😀 (yes, sometimes I feel rather sneaky with adding all these extras!)
Remember I mentioned the pipe cleaners earlier? YIP! Here it is. If your kids are really into this activity they can roll up a few pipe cleaners for the odd special flower.
This activity is so much fun we would defiantly repeat it every few months!
Other counting activities you might like too:
Beautiful gardens of spring flowers!
This idea was inspired from this gardening unit! Please do take a look for more awesome ideas!