Count The Toppings

Counting activity for toddlers

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Counting the toppings on a homemade popsicle is a sweet way to teach shapes, colors, and early numeracy principles to your little one!

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Counting
  • Number recognition
  • Shape recognition
  • Color identification

AGE: 3 – 4 Years Old

TIME: 10 Mins

CATEGORY: Numeracy, Shapes, Colors

MATERIALS:

  • Colored paper
  • Pens
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tape/Glue

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Create several cut-outs of popsicles and different colored shapes to be used as “popsicle toppings!”
2
Glue a wood stick onto a seperate piece of paper.
3
Have your child paste the popsicle in the middle of the stick. Once they’ve done so, ask them to select some “toppings” and glue them the popsicle.
4
With your child, count the total number of toppings, discuss the shapes they selected and how many colors they see on their popsicle!

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TIPS
  • Use buttons, beads, and pom poms for the popsicle toppings to add an additional sensory element.
  • For advanced learners, ask if your child can create an ABAB or ABBA pattern using their popsicle toppings.

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