Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Fun Way to Teach Counting

What kid doesn't love rocks? My little guy sure does, so I thought some painted rocks would be the perfect way to help him learn his numbers and how to count. On one side I painted numbers 1-10 and added dots and on the reverse side I just painted the number alone. Add a bag and now it's easy to take these rocks on the go.

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Here's what you need:
  • Rocks - I collected mine at the beach, but you can also find them at a craft or dollar store
  • Stencils - I used these Martha Stewart adhesive stencils
  • Acrylic paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Fine black pen for outlining each number
  • Optional - muslin bag, stamped
number rocks and matching book

We eat out a lot on the weekends and I'm always looking for new toddler activities to keep Jake happy. I made a picture matching book for his new painted number rocks for more number learning. I have a feeling this restaurant activity will be a hit!

painted number rocks

These painted rocks rocks are a fun way to teach your child how to count. They would also make a great toddler gift. What mom doesn't love a learning gift?



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7 comments:

  1. This looks like a perfect way to teach numbers! This will be great for my son. Stopping by from Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Thanks for linking this up!

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    1. My son has been loving these rocks so I bet your son will too. Thanks for hosting your Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop each week. It has been fun participating!

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  2. What a clever and cute way to learn! Love your idea!

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  3. This is a great idea! Can't wait to use it with my younger sons!! Just posted on Craft Gossip!!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=7872

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    1. Your sons will love it! We just took them with us tonight out to dinner. Definitely a favorite for my son. Thanks again for sharing!!!

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  4. You rock. I swear, all of your projects are cuter than the next. I had to visit this old one and show it some comment love. I'll be pinning!!!

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    1. Awe, thanks Amy! I'm working on 2 more rock projects. I just can't seem to stop with them. It helps that rocks are a free craft supply :).

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