Saturday, January 27, 2018

Snowflake Counting Cards

Messy Messy Fail - We moved!!!!!  But I lost the coffee in the move.  That's what happens to the last items in the house being packed - they go into the nearest box regardless of the label on it and are lost until every box is opened.

Tidy Victory - I found the coffee within three days of moving.  Don't be impressed that we went through every box in 3 days.  I'm just super stoked I found the coffee.

Winter is here and while it is cold outside, you and your preschooler can still keep warm and have fun with "snowflakes" indoors!

Check out this activity below from that includes skills in counting, following directions and fine-motor skills.  We take using scissors and gluing for granted as adults, but your preschooler needs to learn AND practice these skills, so here is the perfect opportunity! 


Make Snowflake Counting Cards

Preschool Holidays & Seasons Activities: Make Snowflake Counting Cards

What You Need:

  • 5-6 sheets of white construction paper, cut into 4" squares
  • 10 8" x 10" sheets of cardstock or other thick paper in any color but white
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers or crayons

What You Do:

  1. Before starting the craft, talk about snowflakes with your child. What are snowflakes? What makes them special?
  2. Hand him one of the white construction paper squares and ask him to fold it in half along the diagonal, and then in half once again. He should end up with a folded-up triangle.
  3. Help him cut shapes into the folded triangle using the scissors.
  4. Once he is finished cutting, unfold the paper to reveal a pretty snowflake.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 with the rest of the construction paper squares. Make some of your own snowflakes to help with the cutting.
  6. Now make the counting cards. Each sheet of card stock will be one card. Help your child number the cards from 1-10 with the markers or crayons. If he has trouble, lightly write the numbers in pencil first and have him trace over them.
  7. Decorate the reverse side of the cards with the paper snowflakes. Encourage him to arrange the snowflakes on the cards as he likes, then glue them down.
  8. Set the cards aside to dry.
  9. Once the cards are dry, it's time to play! Hold the counting cards up one by one and ask him to say the number. Then practice counting by having him arrange the cards in order from 1 to 10.
Use your counting cards regularly to help your child with number recognition and counting 1-10.

Try this activity with your preschooler or check out for more!

Enjoy and keep warm! :)