Learn to count with this simple ladybird craft and FREE PRINTABLE. We recycled plastic milk bottle lids and printed off some leaves with numbers on to make a fun number game.
Harry loved our Little Bo Peep Letter Hunt so much that I decided to set up another hunting game for him. To see our other counting activities click here
You will need (affiliate links):Plastic lids
A black sharpie (UK link / US link)
FREE PRINTABLE leaf numbers
Laminator (UK link / US link)
Ladybird and Leaf Craft
These ladybirds were so simple to make. I simply used a sharpie marker pen to draw the ladybirds onto the plastic lids. I gave each ladybird a different number of spots 1-10. I printed off the leaves and laminated them.
We used these ladybirds to learn to count and recognise numbers, but you could use them to:
- order numbers
- talk about more/ less (bigger/ smaller numbers)
- add dots/ numbers together
- learn number bonds to 10
Learn to Count Game
I hid the ladybirds and leaves around the garden.
Harry went on a hunt to find the ladybirds and leaves.
He counted the spots on each ladybird.
He tried to recognise and read the numbers on the leaves.
He matched each ladybird to the correct leaf. I had planned on putting the numbers in order, but Harry had his own plans!
We played this game a few times and took it in turns hiding and finding the ladybirds and leaves. Harry's favourite part was sitting on the chair watching me hunt for them!
Harry: Age 3
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