Number Recognition AND Bingo Training

Every so often, the stars align and I find an activity that one of the kids really enjoys but is also- wait for it- educational.

DSC_1615

I saw this idea on Pinterest (the link didn’t lead anywhere so unfortunately I can’t site it here), and decided to give it a whirl last Thursday when I was home alone with Eleanor while Oliver was at school.

DSC_1621

A fairy wasn’t in my drawing repertoire so I opted for two of Eleanor’s other loves: a cupcake and a flower. No magic to this, just draw a simple picture.  (Color book pages could also be modified for this if you’re second guessing your drawing ‘skillz’.)

DSC_1602

We started with a regular die with numbers 1-6 on it, so these were the numbers I drew on the cupcake and the flower.

DSC_1604

That’s pretty much all there is to it!  Eleanor rolled the die and used her dot-a-dot markers (bingo daubers) to dot each number on the pictures when she rolled it.

DSC_1612

Here’s what I love about this project: number recognition, familiarity with a die, obviously the coordination involved to dot each number on the picture, and… she didn’t need my help.

DSC_1618

DSC_1622

After the success of this first go around, I ordered these polyhedral dice from Amazon so that I could introduce bigger numbers.

DSC_1667

Eleanor chose a birthday cake for her drawing, and she was off and rolling.

DSC_1673

DSC_1678

DSC_1680

xo
Charlotte

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s