Practicing number recognition and counting skills with preschoolers are fun with penguin number counting craft and activity!
I love creating and using my own counting mats to work on counting and even addition or subtraction with my daughter. But first, let’s get our cute penguin craft ready.
Getting the Penguin Number Counting Craft Ready:
We’ll need simple supplies like
- Construction Paper – Black, White, Yellow, Blue & Purple
- Googly Eyes
- Glue Stick
- Pink Chalk Marker
- Foam Numbers optional
- White Pompoms & Buttons optional
Start by cutting out a U shaped piece of black construction paper. Inverted, this will form the head, body & wings of the penguin. The easiest way to make this shape is to get the kids to cut a rectangle first and turn one side into a rounded shape.
We will also be cutting out a smaller U shaped piece of white construction paper for the penguin’s belly.
Using a glue stick, paste the white belly over the body. Let dry. Next, add 2 large Googly eyes as shown in the below image.
Next cut out 2 small rectangle pieces from any colored construction paper, we used purple, for the scarf.
Cut out a small triangle from the yellow paper for the beak.
Decorate the scarf using a chalk marker or smaller strips of paper.
Time to paste them all together using a glue stick. Add the end of the scarf first, followed by the piece around its neck and finally the beak. Your Penguin Penguin Number Counting Craft is ready.
You could use this as a bookmark, or as a gift tag. We like to use the penguin as a prop for some Number Recognition & Counting Practice.
Stick the Penguin Craft onto a Letter sized Blue color construction paper. Add foam numbers at the corner of the mat. Penguin Number Counting Craft & Activity Mat is ready.
Using pompoms as math a manipulative, recognize the number on the mat, count and add the similar number of pompom snowflakes. Replace the numbers to practice addition or subtraction too.
To help little learners understand the numbers, count in rhythm. Place the pompom and count a number — place and count, place and count, place and count each time you use a counter.
You could also use Buttons, Goldfish crackers or any fish-shaped snacks as counters for the Math practice.
Penguins, winter, and number fun, this is a perfect addition for your pre-k, preschool, or kindergarten students.
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