Practice Blind Finger Counting!
Counting on one’s fingers is a ubiquitous feature of preschool math. In this game, kids learn to count with their fingers – but without their eyes! They will need to practice count mentally to get the quantity right. With the element of surprise, this activity is as fun as it is educational.
What You Need:
- Hobby knife
- Masking or packing tape
- Pennies or other small objects such as nuts, buttons, marbles, etc.
What You Do:
- Tape the lid to the box.
- Cut a hole in the side of the box big enough for your child to fit her hand through, but not big enough for her to see through.
- While her eyes are closed, drop a few pennies (or whatever small item you’ve chosen) through the hole in the box.
- Ask her to stick her hand inside and count with her fingers. Repeat with different quantities and different items to keep it fun.