Saturday, January 31, 2009
Egg Carton Counting Game
To make this preschooler counting activity, you simply cut out little pieces of paper (I used a 1/2 inch circle punch) and number them 1-12. Then glue them into the bottom of an empty egg carton. I didn't have any elmer's glue on hand so I tried taping these with scotch tape & they didn't stick at all. Then you use dry beans & have the child place as many beans in each cup as the number says.
Simple, easy, & free. Just how I like it! My 4 year old was really excited to have something new to keep her busy. This game could also be changed up with letters instead of numbers. Label each cup with a letter. Place one dry bean inside & close the lid. Give the egg carton a good shake & open in up to see what letter the bean landed on. Then give the child a category like animals, foods, etc. & they must come up with something in that category that starts with the letter that the bean landed on.
What fun stuff do you do with your empty egg cartons? Please do share!