This week we’ve been having a lot of fun creating learning activities that also relate to some of our favorite spring topics- eggs, bunnies, and flowers. Today I want to share a cool counting game we created using buttons and some large foam eggs. This would also be a great way to not only learn math, but help your child help associate words with different letters. This is one of the many activities that start with e that can help your child learn e for egg a little easier. And let’s not forget b for buttons! It is also a great way to associate a new word with the letter b. Math with buttons Materials Needed for Egg Math:
  • Large foam eggs (or some eggs cut out of paper)
  • number stickers
  • buttons (or any other object you could use for counting)
Directions for Egg Math: 1. Put a number sticker on each foam egg. We worked on numbers 1-10. Math with buttons 2. Have your child lay out the eggs on the floor in the correct sequential order. Math with buttons 3. Give your child a cup or bag filled with buttons (or another counting object) and encourage them to add the correct number of buttons to each egg. For example, on the egg that says #4, the child would place four buttons on it. This is a simple and fun hands on way to practice math skills like counting and number recognition! Other Skills Embedded Into This Activity:
  • vocabulary building (we talked about the button sizes, shapes, colors, and placement)
  • one to one correspondence (teaching child to match numbers to objects or object to object)
  • fine motor skills practice (picking up and manipulating the stickers and buttons is a great way to strengthen little fingers)
  • counting up/adding on
Ten Little Eggs by Jean Marzollo would be a fun book to read along with this activity since it is a simple book that talks about colors and counting. The eggs in the book are 3-D and are also a lot of fun to touch! .

Looking for other Math activities to do with your kids?

Practice Drawing a Straight Line – with numbers. Learn how numbers correspond to a quantity with this simple preschool math activity. Check out this cool math game using a flyswatter! Want to join us in Lego Math?   It’s a Friday tradition over here. Do you have any favorite egg counting books or activities to share with us?

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