Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bug Counting

I love this game! It can be used as a center or as a game for the whole class! You can find all of these supplies at your local dollar store. I found these cute plastic bugs years ago, but you can use common household items like cottonballs instead.

Supplies: divided cat food bowl, dice, and plastic bugs

Process: Have all your bugs on one side of cat dish. Roll the dice and have the child count out loud what number they rolled. Have them place that many bugs into the other side of the dish. If the child is playing with a friend have them take turns.

Teach Well: If you are playing as a class or with toddlers roll the dice together (or use an overhead projector with an overhead projector spinner). Then count the pieces together. If you are using household items or items that are small use plastic tweezers to help develop small/fine motor skills.

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