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Count It, Glue It, Read It!

Make a counting book full of beans.
 

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Critical Thinking
Imagination
Counting
Following Directions

What you need:

  • marker 
  • 5" x 7" index cards 
  • hole punch 
  • binder ring or string 
  • glue 
  • for counting: dried beans, buttons, stickers, rubber stamps

What to do:

  1. Ask your child to write a number on 10 individual index cards. (She does not have to write the numbers 1 through 10 consecutively; she can write three 5's, four 3's, and so on.) Using a marker, draw dots or tally marks on the card that correspond with the number indicated. 
  2. Have your child glue counting materials onto the card to match the number shown. She can use all of the same material or a combination of different ones.
  3. Use the finished cards to make a counting book. Your child can make a cover for her book with an additional index card. With a hole punch, place a hole in the upper left hand corner of each card and attach the cards with a small binder ring or piece of string.

Learning Benefits:

  • number recognition 
  • counting 
  • fine-motor skills

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