Inside: How to make this monster eyes counting activity, and how your kids can play while learning to count!
Sticky Stuff and Kids
Inspired by these cute monster counting cards on Playdough to Plato, here's a sticky variation of it. I know right, why a sticky version?
Because there's just something about sticky stuff that always gets kids' attention. They just love these sticky stuff! Think glue, stickers, washi tapes and the star of this activity - Contact Paper.
What do you need?
- Contact paper
- Lots of goggly eyes
- Permanent marker
- Number cards (I got mine from Daiso. You can simply write numbers on small pieces of cardstock paper.)
Set up this monster counting activity
Cut a piece of contact paper (12" by 12") and draw a monster on the non-sticky side. Do not draw the eyes. Stick this contact paper on a door/wall, sticky side facing out. Invite your child to choose a number card and put the same number of eyes on the monster. Count out loud as your child pastes the googly eyes to encourage one to one correspondence counting.
Related: Offer your child more opportunities to practice with these 10 Easy Counting Activities.
Fine Motor Practice for Little Fingers
Picking up these little goggly eyes is such great fine motor work for toddlers. Have the children peel off the goggly eyes to work those little fingers more!
Giving little ones lots of opportunities for fine motor practice is essential for developing their pre-writing skills.
Related: This Snowman Pompom Drop is another awesome fine motor activity that's perfect for the winter season.
Learn Addition for Older Kids
You can easily adapt this activity for older preschoolers or kindergarteners who are learning addition. Invite your child to pick 2 number cards. Put the same number of eyes from the 2 cards on the monster. Count the total number of eyes on the monster.
Related: Practising addition? Try this Sticky Note Ice Cream Activity!
Want more monster theme learning activities?
Check out these fun ones:
- Monster Hands Craft and Counting
- Feed the Monster Letter Matching Activity
- Monster Playdough Invitation from Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Monster Count and Clip Cards from The Measured Mom
Also here are more hands on learning activities for preschoolers and toddlers!