Counting Tubes

Royal and Logi-Bear are working on 1:1 correspondence, counting, numbers, etc.  I wanted to create and fun and coloring way for them to practice all of those!

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I collected a few toilet paper rolls and pom poms.  I only did 1-5 so far, mostly because the toilet paper rolls were getting too short.  I cut the toilet paper rolls so that the pom poms would rest right at the top once placed in the tube.

Then I took construction paper and cut it down to fit the tubes exactly.IMG_1875

I glued the paper to the tubes and added the correct number.  Then I set the tubes out for the boys and just let them explore and play!
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You can see that when the correct pom poms are in the tubes, they go right up to the top.
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Royal was very into it.  He first sorted them by size, and then we counting 1 to 5.
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Then he reversed them and we counting 5 to 1.
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All in all, this was pretty easy to make, and we have a lot of fun counting with it!!  Logi-Bear also practices color matching and size sorting.  And it fits nicely into a shoe box for storage!

Comments

  1. x

    What a simple activity – and I love that it’s self correcting. Very nice!

  2. x

    What a clever idea! I’m pinning this for future use with my little lady!

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