My twins, who are three and a half, have recently become interested in counting by 10s. Before I put away the plastic Easter eggs for the season, I made them a math game where they could practice counting by 10s. This Counting Caterpillar game is a great way to re-use some of those eggs you still have littering your house.
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- 11 plastic Easter eggs
- Pipe cleaner
- Permanent marker
Simply cut your pipe cleaner so that you can thread it through the holes and the bend it.
Next, the Counting Caterpillar needs a face. After I drew mine with a permanent marker, I realized maybe orange wasn’t the best color egg to use as it looked a bit like a jack o’lantern. Oh well, the kids never noticed.
Write the numbers, counting by 10s, up to one hundred on the remaining eggs.
I didn’t want all the pieces getting lost, so I just labeled a small bag.
Lil C isn’t counting by 10s yet, but she always loves being part of the action. Her sisters helped point to the number that was coming next and C added it to the caterpillar.