This “game” is wonderful on so many levels…cognitive development, number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and fine motor development (opening and closing the boxes)! This is one activity that works on many different skills…all while your child is having a GREAT time. :)
And though it is Christmas-themed, it really could be used any time of year (and perhaps to correspond to each theme).
Here’s what you’ll need: 5 small boxes, small “Christmasy” items, and a marker.
|1. Using a marker, write numerals 1-5 on the inside of the box tops. Put the corresponding number of items into each box.|
|2. Let your little one open each box, count the items, and then draw their attention to the numeral on the inside of the box top.|
|3. Next, take the lids off. Shuffle both the boxes holding the items and the lids. Let your little one choose a box, count the number of items in the box and then select the correct lid to place on top!|
*This activity was shared on ABC & 123 Show-and-Tell.