We are blessed to live in California where the weather is perfect and we can enjoy fresh air everyday. When we are outdoors, my daughter loves to pick flowers and count bugs, and when we’re home, she never tires of drawing and crafting flowers.
This flower and ladybug craft is a simple way to reinforce our outdoor counting practice. It also teaches subitizing and one-to-one correspondence, as well as cutting practice.
What you need:
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What to do:
- Cut circles for flowers and rectangle strips for grass
- Write numbers on petals and grass. We decided to have 8 flower petals and have the blades of grass numbered up to 8.
- Arrange petals in numerical order for early learners. Paste out-of-order for practice in approximating spacing and identifying missing numbers
- Optional: draw lines and dots on red dot stickers to represent ladybugs.
- Affix “ladybug” red dot stickers on corresponding grass “blades”
- Model counting out loud for your child and ask her to count out loud:
yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā…
Explain to your child that counting out loud is important to make a habit of counting carefully without rushing
- Ask your child which blades of grass have the most and least ladybugs
If you try this activity, let us know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo #ChalkAcademy on Instagram and Facebook. Happy learning, friends!