Many of you enjoyed the apple number circles that I posted a few months ago. Now, I have some snowflake number circles for you.
The circles will fit perfectly in the bottom of a muffin tin and kids can use them as they practice counting puff balls, small snowflake ornaments, beads, erasers, etc. Disclaimer: WARNING. Small parts can present a chocking hazard. Use larger counters for children under 3 years.
I included 7 ideas for using number circles in my previous post. Now, I would like to share an additional idea – making number counting containers.
I have a bunch of these little ice cream containers at home. My kiddo happens to be an ice cream lover, and we frequently purchase packages of Blue Bell’s single serving cups. You haven’t heard of Blue Bell ice cream?……then you must not be in Texas. Texans are crazy about this stuff. If you don’t have the handy Blue Bell containers – don’t worry. Any type of small containers (like Ziploc containers) will work too.
I began by covering my containers and lids with light blue card stock. I then, cut out a set of printable snowflake number circles and attached them to the lids with double-stick tape.
If you cut out a second set of snowflake number circles and add them to the inside of each cup, kids can practice numeral recognition as they match the numbers on the lid with the number inside the cup. Putting the lids on the cups and taking them off is also a great fine motor exercise for kids.
Kids can place a variety of different things inside the cups. Puff balls or cotton balls work great counters.
The small, plastic snowflake ornaments that I picked up at an after-Christmas sale work well too.
Here, I added stickers to the top of milk caps to use as counters. If you use two different colors of counters, kids can practice making addition fact families.
I’m sure that you will find additional ways to use the snowflake number circles. I would love to hear about them. To see additional winter-themed activities, visit my TPT store.