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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Toddler Number Game

When I noticed that the Benefiber (possibly from my first pregnancy in 2006) was long expired, I decided it would be a fun game container.

I marked ten craft sticks with numbers 1-10.  On the same side as the digit, I wrote the number word.  Then I placed the corresponding number of dots on that same stick's back side.  (The written word number was more for my 4 year old.)
Then I gave it to my son to use.  He loved it, as did my daughter.

About a month before this I had used a yogurt tub for the same game.  I had cut a small hole in the lid, and placed Scotch tape around that hole's opening to prevent cuts to little fingers.  My son actually could do that game independently since he needed help with the Benefiber's flip-top lid.  Either way, it's an enjoyable game for a 2 year old!

Granted my son totally ignores the numbers and the dots, but he does enjoy the repetition of putting the sticks in the container and taking them out.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm definitely trying to make better use of used containers in our house. THey are fun to play with - no matter what you do with them!

heathfamily7 said...

I just came across your blog from waddleahchaa. I love this idea! I saved a cocoa powder container just yesterday just because I thought it would come in handy for something! Now I know what!
Also, after reading your comment on waddleahchaa, I wanted to tell you that my 4 year old can barely draw faces either! He still mostly just scribbles!
Tara

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