My son cannot stand traditional flash cards. I have to try to get creative. When I saw this idea forKnock-Knock Valentines on Silly Eagle Books, I knew this is exactly what I needed. You will need construction paper, glue, scissors, stickers, a marker, and the lid to travel size baby wipes.
Here is an example of the baby wipe lids I am referring to. I just pulled them right off of the package after I used all of them.
Draw lines on a sheet of construction paper dividing it into fourths. I had my son cut along the lines. Moms can take over this task if the little one isn’t quite ready for this yet.
Have your child put a designated number of stickers on the top of each wipe lid. For this post we did numbers 3 and 5 (but we have done 1-10).
Now put a bead of glue around the bottom of the wipe lid. A neat way to get your child involved with this step is to put some glue in a small bowl and let them apply it with a cotton swab. Glue the wipe lid to a piece of construction paper.
Once the glue dries, open the lid and write the number inside that matches the number of stickers on the lid.
Now your child has an interactive flash card! They can count the number of stickers on the lid and learn to recognize the number by opening their card.
This is great for sight words and introducing math equations for older kids. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
What would you put on yours?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.
Jenae @ I Can Teach My Child says
What an amazing, amazing idea!!! I’m always looking at the TONS of baby wipe containers we have and wondering…what could I do with this???
I think we would do letters and numbers! But you could even do shapes, colors, or sight words. 🙂
Love that! So cute!
Can I just shout I LOVE THIS!!!!
And hubby’s just going to LOVE that I’m going to start hoarding (I mean saving) those tops!
I’ve been trying to find new ideas for teaching my kids their sight words. Brilliant
Zombie Mom Comics says
Great idea! I bet it could help with early word recognition as well – putting a picture/photo/drawing on top and the word inside.
vanessa @ silly eagle books says
Great idea, Kim! We’ll have to try it. 🙂
What a great idea!!! I will have to try this with one of the kiddos that I tutor math for!
Oooooh! I LOVE this idea! 🙂 I think I’ll put the little velcro dots on top of ours so that I can switch out pictures on top. My little guy needs to review these concepts regularly and tends to “memorize” instead of count or read.
Thanks so much!
Steph and Christopher
Umm e Hashim says
Wow Wow Wow what a wonderful idea