Practice hands-on counting for preschool and kindergarten. Try this easy, low cost DIY math counting activity, with little prep required.
DIY Counting Activity with 3 Frugal Supplies
I am super excited to share this DIY Counting Activity with you today because it literally took me less than 10 minutes to make! Not only did I create it in very little time, it also costs less than $3 to make a set (or free if you already have supplies on hand like me)!
Here are the 3 frugal supplies needed to create this DIY Counting Activity:
Begin this DIY project by painting the clothespins to match your theme. This step is optional. The clothespins don’t need to be painted. For this tutorial I chose to go with a fall theme for my clothespin stickers and therefore, I chose to paint the clothespins fall colors.
I had so much fun choosing the stickers for this fall themed DIY Counting Activity. The possibilities are endless here! If you choose to not use stickers you could use markers to simply draw images on the jumbo craft sticks. I was able to get 1-10 stickers per craft stick. Tip: If you would like your children to practice the “teen” numbers, then simply flip the jumbo craft stick over on the backside and add more stickers.
Once your wood clothespins dry, it’s time to number them! Be sure to use a permanent marker and a color that’s easy to read.
My preschooler had a blast counting and clipping the corresponding number on the craft sticks. She thought the stickers were fun and she also was excited to learn how to use the clothespins. What an added bonus for working out those fine motor skills!