Snowman counting stick

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game

This snowman counting stick activity is a great way to help kids practice counting to 10. Your child has to place buttons on the snowmen to match the numbers on their hat. They will begin to recognise the numbers from 1-10 and also learn how to count out buttons up to 10. We made little snowmen for this game but, if it’s not winter, you could make little faces or animals wearing hats instead.

Summary

Time: 15 mins
Age: Little kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game
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You will need:

  • 10 wooden lollipop sticks
  • White card
  • Felt pens
  • Scissors
  • Buttons
  • Blue tac

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game
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Step 1: Draw the snowmen heads

Using a fine black pen draw ten little snowmen heads.

On each hat draw a circle and write the numbers 1-10.

Alternatively you print out little snowman head pictures and write the numbers onto them. Our snowman printable is here.

If you prefer you can cut out small circles of white card and write a number from 1-10 inside. These can then be stuck onto his tophat.

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game
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Step 2: Carefully cut out the snowmen

Carefully cut out the snowmen heads.

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game
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Step 3: Stick them on the lolly sticks

Using blue tac stick the snowman heads to the top of your lolly sticks.

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game
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Step 4: Your snowmen are all ready to play

Ask your child to read the number on the snowman’s hat and place the matching amount of buttons on the stick.

They could use blue tac to stick them down or just place them on top of the stick. Either way your child can add or remove buttons to play the game again and again.

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Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game
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Step 5: Switch the game around

You can also play this game the other way round.

Keep the snowman heads off of the sticks. Add buttons on the sticks  with blue tac in different quantities from 1-10.

Ask your child to count the buttons and match the correct snowman head to the stick.

Enjoy this fun snowman counting stick activity!

 

Snowman counting stick - help kids learn to count to 10 with this fun learning game

 

See our Counting wheel with pegs for more number fun!