Anytime you can incorporate multiple senses into an activity, it is beneficial for your child’s learning. In this activity, your child will be using 2 senses–sight and touch.
Here’s what you’ll need: index cards, ocean-themed stickers, sand, a marker, and glue (not pictured).
2. Write the numbers on each index card. We only did numbers 1-5 since Big Brother is just starting to learn his numbers, but you can base the numbers you do on the development of your child.
3. On the backside of each card, have your child put the same number of stickers as the numeral on the card.
4. Turn the cards over and carefully trace over the letters with glue (if you have an older preschooler, you could let her do this).
5. Let your child pour the sand on top of the glue.
6. Let the glue dry. Afterwards, dump the sand back into the container for use in a future project.
7. Once the glue and sand are dried, let your child discover numbers using the sense of touch!
Your child can count the stickers on one side (great practice for one-to-one correspondence) while learning to recognize the numerals on the other side!