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Earlier this year XGirl learned to identify all of her numbers from 0 through 10. This egg carton number matching game was one of the activities I put together to help her learn her numbers.
Note: For more activities, resources, and printables for teaching numbers, see my math activities for kids page.
For this activity, I had an egg carton that I labeled with numbers. (Our egg carton was red, but of course you can use a plain egg carton for this activity as well.) I also punched a small hole into the top of each egg holder. (A nail would be the perfect size for the creating the holes.)
I also had several pipe cleaners that I had cut down to about 3″ each. At the top of each I created a little flag with different numbers of dots.
The goal of this game was for XGirl to count the dots on each flag and then place the flag into the hole with the matching number.
Fine motor practice, counting, and number identification all wrapped up in one simple activity that she can do over and over. 🙂
More ways to teach to numbers
More number posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Put the numbers on the clothesline
- Favorite tools for teaching numbers and letters
- Road Numbers printable
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