Make a set of number ladybirds, add in some stickers and have some counting fun.
Taking a child’s passion and using it to practise a new skill works really well. I know a child who *loves* stickers – that simple process of peel and stick, peel and stick, gives them immense satisfaction! So I thought I’d use this in a different way to help us work on our counting too. Ladybirds with spots lend themselves to counting games really well, and sticker dots are inexpensive and easy to get hold of. (We have some in our shop.)
To start your ladybird counting, first make your ladybirds.
- Cut out some ladybird shapes from card.
- Write on them numbers one to ten.
- Let the children lose with the stickers – putting the right number of spots on each ladybird.
Here are some of the ideas we played:
- Can you find the ladybird with a number one?
- Can you add the right number of stickers to match the number?
- Which ladybird has got the most stickers?
- Can you line up the ladybirds from one to ten, or from ten to one.
- This ladybird has two spots – can you find a ladybird with one spot more?
- How old are you? Can you find a ladybird with the same number of spots?