4 years old

Valentine Numbers and Counting Hearts


We're having fun with numbers again today, this time Ethan is recognising numerals and counting out quantities.  A super simple activity to set up with very few materials needed, could work as a busy bag on the go or set up on the table for extended play.

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I set the activity up in front of Ethan and he got started straight away.  He simply had to choose any number and then count out the number of small hearts to go with it.

We've been working on letter and number recognition lately and Ethan can get most of them on his own, so it was really nice to see him pick up a number and say what it was straight away.  

He was then able to count out the correct number of hearts to go with it.  With a younger child you might have to remind them to slow down and count out each one carefully, so they get the one to one correspondence right (this is something that Ethan used to do all the time, pick up handfuls instead of just one object to count).  Then once they've got the hang of it they can go through the rest of the numbers and even move onto two digit numbers when they're ready.

This post is part of a Kids Activity Blog Hop with 20 other bloggers from around the world, take a look at all of these fun Valentine's Day activities! 

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