We are still studying the letter S, so today I thought I would share a hands-on, star counting activity. All you need for this activity is this printable and star stickers (I used Avery foil star labels).
After you print out the cards (on card stock paper) and cut them apart, have your child take star stickers and place them in the spaces for the star. They don’t need to place them exactly on the space for the star, but close enough. Also have them practice counting the star stickers.
Have them make simple patterns with the colors. For example, with the number 8, I had my 3 year old do an AB pattern with the colors blue and gold. We also made rows or columns a certain color.
I love how this very simple activity focuses on these concepts:
- fine motor skills (using small stickers can be hard for little ones!)
- counting numbers (1-12)
- one-to-one correspondence (matching objects to a corresponding number)
After you’re done making the cards, bring them out every once in a while and have your child practice counting them. You could cover up the number so they don’t just read the number.
To download the printable, click here —-> Star Number Cards
Have a great day!
Great idea! Thanks so much for the printable.
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You are so welcome. Thank YOU for all your printables!