Place 6-10 plastic eggs in a basket.
Let your child count the eggs as she takes them out of the basket.
Continue the game by having her recount the eggs as she places them back in the basket.
Here is another game you can do with six plastic eggs.
Mark half of each egg with the numerals 1-6.
Mark the other half of each egg with corresponding dots.
Separate the eggs and set them out for your child.
Have him look for numerals that match the same number of dots.
When he finds a pair, have him hook the two halves of the egg together.
You will need six large craft sticks, six paper flower shapes and a shoe box for this game.
Cut out six small flower shapes (from pattern station).
Draw dots on the flowers, 1-6.
Then, paste the flowers on top of six craft sticks.
Next, take a shoe box and turn it upside-down.
Make six slits in the bottom of the box, that the craft sticks will fit in to.
Write a numerals (1-6) next to each slit.
Give the box and the flowers to your child.
Have your child match up the dotted flower with the corresponding numeral on the box to plant her flower garden.
You will need 3-4 different flowers for this activity.
Sit with your child and have him count the petals on each flower.
If you don’t mind ruining the flower, you could let him pull each petal off.
Cut out some small 1-2” circles and paste two or three on a piece of paper.
Add stems and leaves with a green marker.
Write a numeral in the center of each circle; such as; 3, 4 and 6.
Give your child the paper and a paint dobber and have her make circle petals around each circle that correspond to the number written in the center of each flower.
Set out some pictures of farm animals.
Ask your child to count the number of legs each animal has.
You will need a sidewalk or patio and some chalk for this activity.
Use the chalk to draw a column of ten squares on a cement surface.
Starting at the bottom of the column, write the numbers 1-10 inside the squares.
Have your child jump from square to square while counting the numbers.
When she is familiar with the numbered squares, say such things as: “Jump to 3. Jump to 7. Jump forward two squares and name the number you are standing on. Jump back three squares. What number are you standing on now?”
You could also let your child give you directions for jumping on the squares.