Count My Fingers

Counting activity for kids

#LearningByDearest

This activity is a simple but effective way to practice a few early numeracy concepts. A pen and paper is all you need to support your child’s counting and number recognition skills!

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Number recognition
  • Counting

AGE: 2 – 3 Years Old

TIME: 10 Mins

CATEGORY: Numeracy

MATERIALS:

  • Paper
  • Marker

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Trace both your child’s hands (and their feet is you wish) on a piece of paper.
2
Count out loud and number each traced finger with your child while you do so.
3
Practice counting! Have your child color in each finger of their traced hand as they learn what number comes next.

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TIPS
  • If your child is old enough, ask them to trace their own hands. The act of tracing will strengthen their pincer grip (used to hold a pencil or pen) and hand-eye coordination.
  • You can also label each hand left or right to begin helping your child to distinguish between the two directions.

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