Counting Daffodils

7 Jan
This was my daughter's first counting craft and we chose Daffodils, since it was the 'Letter of the week - D' that time.

This was my daughter’s first counting craft and we chose Daffodils, since it was the ‘Letter of the week – D’ that time.

Things required for 'Counting Daffodils' craft are: Blue and green chart papers, white sticker paper, yellow foam, pencil, scissors, marker pen and double tape.

Things required for ‘Counting Daffodils’ craft are: Blue and green chart papers, white sticker paper, yellow foam, pencil, scissors, marker pen and double tape.

 Cut the blue paper into a rectangle and the green paper into long strips of different lengths. Get your toddler/preschooler to stick the green strips on the blue paper with the help of double tape.


Cut the blue paper into a rectangle and the green paper into long strips of different lengths. Get your toddler/preschooler to stick the green strips on the blue paper with the help of double tape.

Cut the yellow foam into small circles and paste them on top of the green strips.

Cut the yellow foam into small circles and paste them on top of the green strips.

Write random numbers on each of them. Note: Kids have short attention span so you would not want to write numbers like 10 or 9 initially. Start with small numbers first. Cut petals from the sticker paper and give them to your little flower to count them and match them with the numbers while sticking them on the buds.

Write random numbers on each of them. Note: Kids have short attention span so you would not want to write numbers like 10 or 9 initially. Start with small numbers first. Cut petals from the sticker paper and give them to your little flower to count them and match them with the numbers while sticking them on the buds.

Along with teaching numbers and counting, this activity also teach shapes, flowers and colors.

Along with teaching numbers and counting, this activity also teach shapes, flowers and colors.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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