I love making crafts with kids. I especially love making crafts with kids when we can learn as we create. Here are directions for some cute snowflake counting necklaces that you can make with your kids. Kids will have so much fun making these, that they won’t realize they are working on fine motor skills and math concepts.
Prep the Necklaces
To prep the necklaces I cut out little circles from a sheet of pretty silver scrapbook paper.
Beading and Math Fun
Now comes the fun part….adding beads. I used some painters tape to hold the necklaces in place while we strung the beads. Your kids can fill the entire necklace with beads, or you can ask them to string a certain quantity of beads on their necklaces. We added 10 beads on each side of our necklaces. Here are some math concepts that you can incorporate into the project:
- Kids will need to count and re-count the beads.
- They will need to determine if they have more or less then 10 beads on a string.
- They will need to determine how many more they will need to add to create a set of ten beads.
- They will need to determine how many they need to take off when they have more then ten.
- Kids may create a pattern with their 10 beads.
- Older kids can practice skip counting by twos.
Tie the Ends
When kids are done stringing beads onto their necklace, you can help them un-tape the necklace and tie the ends together. They can take them home and proudly show everyone what they made.
I hope that you and your kiddos enjoy making these fun snowflake counting necklaces. If you are interested in additional snowflake themed activities, check out the following in my store: