Flower Counting

In honor of spring (which actually feels like summer where we live), I made this little counting activity to do with the boys. LM(5) did this quite easily, and it was a fun way to help LB(2 1/2) begin his quest to master his mad counting skills.

  • Craft foam
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Marker

Here's what you do:
  1. Using a cup or something round, cut out 5 circles out of craft foam for the flower petals. 
  2. Then cut out 5 smaller circles to use for the flower centers and write numbers 1-5 on them.
  3. Cut out a stem & leaves from some green craft foam.
  4. Trace the stem, leaves, flower petals, and center with a marker so the child knows where to place them.

Here are a couple ways to PLAY:

1. Put a number in the middle of the flower and then have the child put that many petals on the flower.


2. Put a certain number of petals on the flower and have the child count them and place the correct number circle in the middle of the flower.


Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com said...

That's a great way to teach kids math!

Unknown said...

Hi Linda! I love this idea and I would really like to use it/link to it in a post I'm doing. Thanks! Nina @ stealthyteaching.com

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