We’re working on identifying numbers and counting during Tot School this week, dinosaur style of course! I’ve found that the easiest way to engage your tot in a more structured learning activity is to use something that they are already interested in. My almost 3 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs, so I got creative and turned a normal counting activity into a fun bathtub dinosaur counting activity. He couldn’t wait to get in the tub and play! Another added bonus of this activity is that if you have a difficult bather, they’ll hop in willingly for this.
Activity: Bathtub Dinosaur Counting
Dinosaur Footprint Stencil
Black Permanent Marker
Trace the dinosaur footprint stencil onto your foam sheets 5 times. Cut out the foam footprints. Number the footprints 1-5, using a black permanent marker. Cut out 15 small circles (or “dinosaur eggs”). Place the dinosaur footprints on the side of the tub and allow your child to place to coordinating number of “dinosaur egg” circles on them. When wet, the foam will stick to the tub.
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