I haven’t had a lot of number activities because I have been following my son’s lead with most of our projects and he has been into many things but numbers weren’t one of them, until now. So for the reader that emailed me yesterday about numbers here is just the first of many to come! This project is fun, fast and perfect for kids who love stickers. Not only is your child developing one to one correspondence , they are practicing their fine motor skills while peeling off the small stickers!
- Gather your materials. You will need some stiff paper, a marker , scissors and a good number of small stickers.
- Fold your paper accordion style. I prefer to fold first because I am terrible with rulers, but you can switch step 2 and 3 if you want.
- Draw the outline , boxes and numbers. For younger children keep it simple with a few numbers, older ones can do many! If your child is able have them write the numbers themselves.
- Sit down with your young child to do this- they may need some help. With my two year old I asked him what the number was, praised him up and down when he recognized it and helped him if he didn’t. Then I said ” Can you put 1 sticker under the number 1?” ect.. for each number. He needed no other help but fizzled after 4. That’s ok, don’t push it if your child fizzles, praise them for what they did do and trim the card so they see they completed the task. Have realistic expectaitions, more than 4 was a little lofty for my guy!
- Count your beautiful numbers as the mood strikes !
so great and so easy!
also i wanted to let you know my blog addy has moved to wordpress i wasn’t sure if you can change it on your blog roll or not
here is the addy:
Thanks Shannon I will update it asap !
What fun! Thank you!!
I love this and will try it out
I have been following for awhile, and just wanted to thank you for the work you do and also for the attitude you have about it. Thanks!
Michelle Sybert says
so awesome and oh so easy!
What a simple math craft that my kids will love! Can’t wait to try it – they love stickers 🙂
this is an awesome idea, have to try it with my little one , thanks
Jawad Larsen says
This is truly helpful, thanks. Check this out for more stickers http://www.singaprinting.com