I had some felt number stickers lying around that had been given to me from craftprojectideas.com along with some leftover wooden discs. With what was left over I decided to whip up these counting discs for the little guy. I had enough to make two sets, numbers 1-5, so as a bonus we can use them for a little matching game too. In the meantime they are great for straight out counting and number recognition.
The felt numbers were actually stickers, so my idea was just to stick them on. If I hadn’t sealed the discs prior to trying that it might have worked. Because they were sealed though the numbers didn’t stick so well. As a result, I ended up attaching them with mod podge to make sure they were good and stuck. That was it! Easy Peasy!
Depending on where your child is at with learning numbers I’ve got a few ideas for you at the end of this post.
Some Ideas on Using Your Counting Discs:
- Use them to help your child learn counting and basic number recognition by simply pointing to a number and asking them what it is or naming it. Point to the numbers as you count the discs with them.
- Pair the counting discs with beads or buttons (or any other manipulative) and have your child count out the designated number of items.
- Play a matching/memory game.
- Practice simple math equations.
- If your child likes to be active, flip the counting discs over (right side down) and have your child choose one. Then, have them do the corresponding number of jumping jacks to get them moving and learning.
- Pair the discs up to learn larger numbers (eg. 24, 15, 32 etc)
I’m sure you can even think of a few more 😉