Learning numbers for some children can be a heavy task. So here are some ideas to break the routine and make learning fun.
Mini hopscotch as a snack
Combine business with pleasure by playing mini-hopscotch at snack time. Use your fingers to replace the feet and cranberries, raisins or almonds. To get his snack, the child must count the boxes; once the square is reached, he can eat his snack. All you have to do is draw a game of hopscotch on a piece of paper. Your child is older and you want to develop the game? Put higher numbers and in random order (27, 83, 10, 94…). You can also do this on a small erasable board so you can change the numbers easily.
Spread out an armful of numbers
You just need rope, pins and numbers drawn on pieces of cardboard. The child must create a sequence by pinning it to the string. In addition to learning the chronological order, you will help him with his manual dexterity. You can list the digits as in a dictation or ask for a descending order to add a seconddifficulty level.
Classify in muffin pans
Take muffin tins and write a number in them. In a bowl next to it, put buttons, shells or mini pompoms. The goal is to put the same number of small written objects in each of the muffin tins. If the child is still small, you can stay with him to help him while if he is older, go about your business and then check if your child has completed his challenge by recounting them.
Homemade memory game with numbers
You know the principle of memory games: you have to put cards upside down on the table and the child has to return the two identical numbers. He must memorize what he returns to be able to make two pairs. With the youngest, use only the numbers 1 to 5, but as you get older you can increase the level of difficulty infinitely by adding pairs as much as you want!
String beads in a necklace
Lay the pieces of string on the table and glue a piece of washi tape to the end. On the ribbon, write a random number and make marbles available to your child. He will have to thread the right number of marbles on each of the strings. In addition to having worked the numbers, the whole family will be able to walk around with a new necklace or a new bracelet!