Thursday, November 21, 2013

Easy Counting Activity

I was looking for an easy learning activity to do with my 2-year-old a couple weeks ago when it suddenly hit me (and I probably saw it somewhere else before).  I grabbed an egg carton and made a counting/number matching activity for him.
I numbered each compartment of the egg carton 1-12 with a permanent marker.  Then I found lids (mine happened to be from baby food pouches.  Milk lids, juice lids, or pop lids would also work great) and numbered them 1-12.  
And there we had an easy learning activity that didn't cost anything we hadn't already spent and took less than 5 minutes to assemble.  He was able to start matching the numbers on the lids to the numbers in the egg cartons.  Eventually, I would like to move on to counting beads or beans to put in each compartment.

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