Counting and Shapes Games

Today, Ben told me over and over again that he wanted to play a game, but didn't know what game to play.  So, I made two educational games for him.

Counting Game


What you'll need:

2 different colors of paper
scissors
marker

How to make it:

1.  Divide one sheet of paper into 10 boxes.

2.  Number the boxes.


 3.  Cut out 10 squares from the other paper.

4.  On each square put 1-10 dots or other shape.



How to play:

Count the dots and put the dotted card in the box with the correct number. 






Ben has a problem remembering the number 3, but once you help him with 3, he can count to 10 and beyond.  I was surprised that he could recognize the written numbers 1-10 as well as he could.



Shapes Game

What you'll need:

At least 2 colors of construction paper
marker
scissors

How to make it:

1.  Cut out several different shapes.  I cut out a circle, square, rectangle, diamond, pentagon, and octagon.

2.  Trace the shapes onto one sheet of paper.



How to play:

It's actually more like a puzzle.  Put the shapes onto their match.  I also made Ben tell me what the shape was.  




To make it more fun or to add a little something to it, we counted how many sides each shape had.  


I was surprised he already knew a lot of them and didn't have to count the sides.  I was also surprised that he knew the pentagon and octagon without being told.

Comments

Stacey said…
LOVE these activities!! Thank you for sharing!

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