I used to use all sorts of counting activities to help my students learn their 1, 2, 3′s.
Egg Carton Counting is one of the easiest – and it’s very simple to tote around the house.
You will need:
- Empty (clean) egg carton
- Permanent marker
- Beans (or similar small objects for counting)
- Ziploc bag
How to make:
- Using a permanent marker, write a number in each egg holder. I chose to number my carton from 1-12. You might decide to differentiate, depending on what counting skills your child is practicing (ie counting by twos, fives, etc).
- Kids practice math skills by counting the number of beans that each egg holder calls for – then placing those beans in that space.
- That’s it! Super simple!
- Use a Ziploc bag to store beans when not in use. The bag fits inside nicely, allowing the egg carton to close completely for storage.