Put together a hearts & pompoms counting game for your young child this Valentine’s Day!
Here is what you need to set this activity up:
- Felt hearts(simply buy already cut ones, or cut your own using a template)
- Pompoms(same colours as the hearts)
- A big and small tray or a big tray with a smaller plate
My then 3-year-old simply matched colours to the correct heart using a plastic tweezer. Such a great fine motor plus colour recognition activity.
But my 5,5 year old needed a challenge, so I turned the same tray into a simple counting game for her.
How to Play:
Each player pick a colour heart. When you play two people, each player get two colours, if four players play, each get a colour).
Roll the dice and count pompoms of your colour heart out and place them on the heart.
The one with a full heart(no more of that specific colour pompoms on the tray) wins!
A very simple game, but lovely for younger kids.
Skills worked on: visual discrimination(when colour sorting), fine motor skills(when picking up the pompom with the tweezer), number recognition and counting skills(working with the dice) and game spirit too!
A lovely hearts & pompoms counting game your young children will surely enjoy!
A fun Valentine’s Day/Heart themed learning game for kids of all ages!
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