Inside: Try this FREE popsicle stick flower themed printable to work on number recognition and counting for toddlers and preschoolers
Looking for a hands-on spring or garden themed activity? Here’s a cute popsicle stick flower planting toy you can make in minutes using my free printable.
- What makes this Counting Flowers printable a great learning activity?
- How to print and use this Counting Flower activity:
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- Tips for counting in a circle for preschoolers:
- The Happy Learners’ Club (THLC)
What makes this Counting Flowers printable a great learning activity?
- For young toddlers (2-3 year olds), this printable is designed to practise number recognition as your toddler matches each flower to its number on the box. Count as you plant each flower!
- Using numbers 1 to 12, this activity is suitable for varying ages and introducing the first numbers following 10.
Related: Is your child learning to count? Try these 10 Easy Counting Activities to Help Preschoolers Learn to Count 1 to 10.
- For our older preschoolers (4-5 years old), practise 1 to 1 correspondence counting up to 12 by identifying how many petals each flower has before finding its space in the box.
- Counting becomes more difficult as flowers have more petals and preschoolers can also practise counting in a group or circle (remembering where they started), find some tips for this below.
How to print and use this Counting Flower activity:
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- Download and print the Counting Flowers printable (3 pages) from the printable library
- Cut and paste the flower bed from page 1 onto a tissue box or similar size cardboard box and use a craft knife to create slots along each dotted line
- For toddlers (2-3 years old): Use page 2 of the printable. Cut out the flower heads on page 2 and attach each one to a popsicle stick
- Practise matching numbers and counting together as your toddler inserts each flower into the correct slot.
- For preschoolers f4-5 years old): Use page 3 of the printable. Cut out the flower heads on page 3 and attach each one to a popsicle stick.
- Practise counting the petals (1 to 12) and insert each flower into the correct slot.
Related: Check out a whole list of Garden Theme Learning Activities!
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Tips for counting in a circle for preschoolers:
- Suggest your preschooler use a finger when counting to keep their place.
- Make a mark on the first petal only so that they know when to stop.
- Count from the top petal around clockwise
The Happy Learners’ Club (THLC)
If your little one loves this activity, they will love everything inside THLC Junior Club (for 2-5 year olds). I created The Happy Learners’ Club to provide hands-on learning activities which target math, literacy, cognitive development, and discovery of the world for 2-5 year olds.
THLC members receive a digital themed Discovery Pack that is filled with activity ideas and printables each month. Everything inside THLC is designed for busy parents, looking for simple, effective learning activities and ways to engage their children at home. Is this you? Join the waitlist to find out when enrolment next opens!