Using objects for counting can make the learning process a more visual and hands on activity versus just using a pen and paper. This Pom Pom Counting activity is bright, colourful and interactive.
What do I need?
- Pom Poms – about 60
- 10 cup cake cases
- Child friendly tweezers (optional)
- A pen
How do I do the activity?
- On the insides of the cupcake cases write the following numbers – one number per cake case – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. (See photo above).
- Line the cup cake cases up in order.
- Put the pom poms in a pile or put next to the cup cake cases.
- Then get your child to count the correct number of pom poms into each cup cake case and see if they can match the number of pom poms to the number in each cake case. Could your child use child friendly tweezers instead of their hands? This will make the activity more challenging and also allow the use of fine motor skills.
- If your child finds this activity easy – ask them to do it in a specific time, can they beat the clock?
- If your child finds this challenging can you reduce the number they need to count to?
- Mix the cupcake cases up so the number order is different and doesn’t follow a sequential order.
- Can your child count the pom poms into the cupcake cases but only use one colour of pom pom per cupcake case?
- Once the cupcake cases are full, can they then try adding the different cupcake cases together? Maybe they could try subtracting them too?
- Can you add more cupcake cases and more pom poms and use the same method to count to 20?
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