Number Word Punch: Counting Nuts
Hey guys! Welcome to another Playful Preschool Wednesday post. This is where a group of fabulous bloggers get together once a week and bring you some great hands on play ideas. Last week we played around with Feathers, this week we’re playing around with Nuts and Seeds and I’m sharing with you one of the preschool math games that we played.
So like I said we are working with Nuts and Seeds today. I had originally thought about doing a sensory bin but that changed after watching the price is right and this great idea came to mind for learning word numbers. My four year old enjoys learning word numbers but she is struggling with them. I was going to abandon teaching them any further until I felt she could grasp better, but she is not a quitter so I needed to re work it.
Notice: If your child has nut allergies then you might want to use sunflower seeds.
What you need:
- Plastic cups
- Tissue paper
- Numbered bottle caps
- Paper with word numbers on it
- Place the nuts or seed inside the cups in sequence order. (cup one gets one nut, cup 2 gets two nuts and so on)
- Tape a piece of tissue paper to the top of each cup covering it.
- Tape the corresponding word number to the cup (cup with one nut get the word number one on it and so on)
- Tape them together or hot glue or just glue. I don’t care just put them together in order from highest to least.
Setup & Game
Place a bowl with the numbered bottle caps on a table.
Let your preschooler pull out a number and then find it on one of the cups
Once they’ve found the right cup or think they have the right cup, have them punch a hole in the cup.
Let them count out the nuts in the cup to see if they have the right answer.
Now if they have punched the wrong number, no worries. Leave those nuts in the cup until all the other cups are done. Once they’ve gotten the rest correct, we work on the process of elimination.
This is a game that we have not been able to play yet due to my preschooler staying up late and helping me set this game up. So I guess she did get to play, she played count all the pecans and place them in the correctly numbered cup and place the correct word number tag on the cup.
Since she didn’t get to play, my one year old got to play and she loved discovering the pecans inside the cups. She enjoyed punching the tissue paper and counting the nuts. Yes people (family that’s reading), this one year old can count all the way to 13. She tries to go further but it always sounds like mumbo jumbo to me.
Most likely it’s Wednesday and your reading this. So if you follow us on Instagram I will post a picture of my preschooler playing this game and tell you how it goes. Until then, later and remember that every day is an adventure.
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