Making these will take you about 10 minutes at the most and it is really easy too!
This is such a fun math activity for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids.
Preschool Counting Activity
Add the Washi tape to the one end of the sticks, cutting the patterns to be able to count it:
Use a marker and add the corresponding numbers on the other end of the sticks:
Let your older child use small clothespins to count and clip, but younger children will need larger clothespins.
You could paint the sticks and pegs if you want to, but I like the original colors. They fit nicely with the gingerbread man theme.
Lovely count and clip sticks that you can pack into a small pencil bag and use as a busy bag during car trips or waiting times! Extend the activity by placing the sticks in numerical order or doing simple addition or subtraction sums.
More count and clip resources you might want to see:
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