It never fails: at some point during school, Dutch will insist that he is hungry. How can he be "starving"?! He literally just had breakfast! I don't like to stop the momentum so I have started working snacks into our curriculum with numbers this spring. It's been a great way to incorporate learning into meal time also. I made these number cards and have them FREE for you today! Let me tell you about how we've been using them!
HERE are some super simple number cards. These cards go from 1-10, but if anyone is interested in higher numbers, just let me know and I will add them for you. All I did was print the cards, mount them onto card stock and then laminated the cards. But honestly, you really can just print them out and throw them away if they get dirty from snack time. We count our snacks by covering all of the circles, and even do different basic addition and subtraction with these cards.
Since I laminated mine, I have been finding ways to reuse the cards in creative ways, like fine motor skills with beads, cubes with tweezers, pom poms with a scooper, and bears with tongs. If you remember my sticker activity from earlier this spring (here) you could also write numbers on circle office sticks and get your child to match colors or numbers.
Isn't this a fun and easy activity to have with snack?!
Please download these FREE cards and use them with your toddler!
Do YOU have snack time activities that you do with your toddler?! Please share with me!
I'm sure my snack-time-craving toddler would love it! :-)