Make an easy, fun resource for counting and number recognition using paper plates and foam number stickers!
Then we simply added a ball of blu-tac in the centre of the plate, cut a small rectangle on the edge of the second plate, and stuck it over the top. I pushed a drawing pin (push pin) through the middle and onto the blu-tac, although a split-pin would have been the perfect tool for the job (use one if you have one!)
Ta da! All finished very quickly and ready to play! Some ideas for questions include:
Can you find the number that shows how old you are?
Can you use the spinner to count around the circle from 1-10 and then 10-1 again?
Show me the number that is 1 more than 2
Show me the number that comes before 10
Show me how many fingers/ toes. hands/ feet eyes you have etc!
These would be a great resource for numeracy time at school or nursery too, or out as part of playful investigation in a maths area of the classroom.
- maths: Ordering numbers, counting up and down to 10, finding 1 more and 1 less than, basic addition and subtraction, ordinal and cardinal numbers etc
See more of our Playful Numeracy series here!
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum says
What a wonderful idea – we are going to try it with letters of the name as well
I love this. I’m doing a link up on paper plate crafts if you want to add it. It’s http://toddlefast.blogspot.com/2012/09/link-up-one-paper-plate-so-many.html