Today’s activity is one of several math activities for preschoolers we’ve created. This one is perfect for teaching counting and number recognition!
I recently received the most amazing gift a homeschooling momma could ever receive: a custom made closet organizer!!! It’s actually a closet/cabinet that fits perfectly inside the closet that I was always most ashamed and afraid of. Seriously. I was just waiting for it to avalanche on me one day. But now I have this amazing cabinet with drawers, shelves, doors, and the whole nine yards! It’s amazing!
My new cabinet is perfect for all the random odds and ends, crafts supplies, and teaching materials that I have accumulated over the years. I know many of you are probably really good at decluttering, and I can be at times, but when it comes to homeschooling materials, I’m a bit of a hoarder. However, I will say, there is very little that I save that doesn’t get used! Take today’s activity for example. I have a bag full of buttons from my husband’s grandmother. Now unless you’re an avid seamstress, you’d probably pass them along thinking, “What am I ever going to do with 568 buttons?” But when you’re a frugal, resourceful teacher like myself, you save them for the endless possibilities of crafts and activities!
So today was the day to use those buttons!
Here’s how we created this button counting math activity!
What to do:
Using markers, create a chart on the construction paper using numbers 1-10.
Have your child glue the appropriate amount of buttons for each number. Remember to have them identify the numbers and count slowly as they add each button.