Is your preschooler taking an interest in numbers? Maybe you need something to keep him/her busy in a restaurant or on the plane. If that’s the case, here’s a Printable Number Busy Bag that can keep preschoolers occupied. This play based learning activity is inexpensive and handy. Keep it all in a small bag or ziplock bag and grab as you go. And best of all, this busy bag reinforces number recognition and counting skills.
Printable Number Busy Bag
What you need to create this Number Busy Bag:
- Free Printable Number Busy Bag Cards <<< Click on this link to get the Free Printable
- Pom Pom Balls
- Laminating machine or Clear Contact Paper
- A small bag or ziplock bag
Printable Number Busy Bag Preparation:
Almost all kids love ice cream. And they love putting toppings on their ice cream too. That’s why we just had to make this an ice cream themed number busy bag.
- Print the Printable Number Busy Bag Cards (Free Printable, click on the link). Cut along the lines.
- Laminate or cover the print outs in clear contact paper.
- Put the laminated cards and Pom Pom Balls in a small bag or ziplock bag.
And it’s ready for you to grab and take when you need to keep preschoolers preoccupied. This busy bag is quite light, so it’s perfect to take with you to a restaurant or when traveling on a plane.
Play and Learn:
Let your child name the number on the ice cream cone. Then encourage your child to top the ice cream with the number of Pom Pom Balls indicated on the cone. This is a great number recognition and counting activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Would you like more math busy bags for your kids? Try this Color Pattern Busy Bag. It also comes with a free printable. And remember, pattern recognition is an excellent pre-math skill.
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