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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  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!

    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!

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

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

    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!!!

  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!!!

    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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