Counting with Acorns13:01
We absolutely love this time of year, autumn gives us the perfect opportunity to go for walks outside and collect leaves, conkers and acorns from the ground. Ethan and Ivy come home with huge handfuls of these treasures and we're always looking for fun ways to play with them. So, this week we've been working on our counting skills with a bunch of acorns that we collected.
I set up two different trays, one for each of them. Ethan (nearly 4) had a tray that was focused on identifying numerals and counting, whilst Ivy (19 months) had a tray that was meant to help with her counting and manipulating of materials.
For Ethan's activity I used a large circular tray with a middle section for the acorns. Then I found some cute little cupcake cases with a leafy pattern that I wrote the numbers from 1 to 10 inside and placed them around the tray.
For Ivy's activity I used another large circular tray and put all of the acorns in the middle. I gave her some silicone cupcake cases to sort the acorns into as they're sturdier and she always loves to play with them in other activities.
We really enjoyed counting with acorns today, and may just try the same thing in a few weeks when we start to find conkers on the ground!
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