Monday, July 8, 2013

Egg Carton Counting

Here is a fun {and inexpensive}way to practice counting and work on find motor skills at the same time.




Here is what you need

1 egg carton
1 bag of small pom poms (or buttons or beans or whatever small thing you want to count) - you need 78
pair of tweezers (I like the gator grabbers)




How to Make

Using a permanent marker write numbers 1 - 12 in the egg cups. 
Pour the poms into the top of the egg carton
Give your little one the tweezers,


How to Use

Using the tweezers count out the pom poms into each egg cup.  Practice counting.  Use the tweezers to work on fine motor skills.  Using the multi-colored pom poms you could also make patterns, or use the colors to point out odds and evens.  




6 comments:

  1. What an original idea and so easy to implement. I especially like the fact that it includes two sets of skills. I can imagine any child getting completely absorbed in this activity. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Cool idea! I have young nieces I can play this with. :D
    PS: I´m guessing just one pair of tweezers is enough instead of 78. ;)

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  3. What a fun idea! I have never see the gator grabbers before...a wonderful tool for little hands!

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  4. So much fun working with little ones. Love those grabbers!

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  5. Great idea! I might use this idea with Taylor, my special needs daughter. She couldn't use anything but her hands to pick them up but it would still be great for her. Thanks!

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