This week I combined my 2 year olds love of stickers with my desire to teach some counting! This activity is also great if you are working on fine motor skills.
I made this multi use printable! You can download your copy at the end of this post.
update: the typo has been fixed from the images in the actual printable. The word lean is meant to be learn! hehe
Yip! It is as easy as that!
I used the grey counting printable for the dot markers and the rainbow ones for the stickers. I also laminated 2 rainbow ones to use with play dough and pom poms and just about any other loose parts we wanted to count with!
My 5 year old went straight for the dot markers and play dough where as my 2 year old was hooked on the stickers. This was GREAT fine motor practice for her as she aimed to get each sticker on a dot as perfectly as she could!
Did you see our stickers post from 2 weeks ago? Great tips for using stickers with younger toddlers!
For my 2 year old on this day having the new activity meant a challenge of getting the stickers in the dots, so not much counting was done. BUT I will be bringing it out again to practice actual counting with her.
Here is my 2 year old using some beads for counting, I actually got all the way to 3 before she took over and decided to line them up herself in a random order.
The playdough was also tons of fun! My 5 year old managed to pinch just the right amount of play dough off to make a smaller ball to fit onto the dots. This once again is some fine motor practice with some sizing up objects.
My 2 year old was more into squashing the play dough.