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Over the past week and a half or so, we’ve been slowly heading back into our learning with theme units and today, I’ve got a fun counting printable for you!
Nicholas really seems to be enjoying himself and no matter how many times I see, I’m still amazed at just how much information he can soak up in a single afternoon.
While he knows all of his numbers and what order they go in, he is definitely not the most patient child :) and taking the time to actually count something is not high on his list of priorities. Therefore, whenever he sees a group of something, he randomly calls out a number and pretends it’s correct.
I was hoping that since he has been having a lot of fun with our watermelon theme, that we could incorporate counting into that and get him to slow down and actually give it a try.
So, we spent an rainy afternoon counting watermelon seeds. Well, buttons that pretended to be watermelon seeds anyway.
We’ve still got some work to do as every time we tried to count either 8, 9, or 10 he would just start jumping up and down screaming 10 hoping that it was the right answer, but since he counted more in a single afternoon that I’ve ever seen him count before, I’d say it was pretty successful :)
If you’re looking to add a little fine motor practice to the activity you can use some black buttons like we did (just be mindful if you have little ones who still put things in their mouths) or you can just use circles cut from black construction paper. Maybe take it a step further and just have your child draw the correct number of seeds on! Either way, they’re sure to get some fun number practice in!
Looking for more fun watermelon themed activities? Check out our Watermelon Do-A-Dot Printables and the W is for Watermelon Mini Preschool Pack!