Emily and Juliette love using rubber stamps to make pictures, so I decided to turn them into a learning activity too. We used our Melissa & Doug Baby Farm Animals Stamp Set and Emily had a great practicing her numbers with it.
I folded a piece of white paper to make 8 even spaces. At the top of each box I wrote the directions. For example, I see 4 red pigs.
First, Emily read the directions. If you are doing this with a younger child you could read the words to them and if possible have them read the number.
Then she used the animal stamps to fill in the boxes. If you don’t have a stamp set you could also use different types of stickers. Emily counted to herself while she was working and then we counted together to make sure she had the right amount.
This activity was great for numeral recognition, practicing 1:1 correspondence, fine motor skills and color recognition.
Little Hands-on ABC’s and 123’s is a bi-monthly feature that focuses on practical and simple ideas that you can do at home to help your tot develop their letter and number skills.