Counting Pom Poms

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IMG_8622I wrote numbers in the inside base of twelve muffin cases (numbers 1 to 12), and placed the muffin cases into our muffin trays. Then I asked A to place the correct number of pom poms into each muffin case. She used some big plastic tweezers and some scoop tweezers to pick up the pom poms and transfer them to the muffin cases.

The muffin cases numbered and set out.

The muffin cases numbered and set out.

The plastic tweezers.

The plastic tweezers.

For each muffin case I would ask A how many she needed to put in, and she would read the number out loud. She counted each pom pom as she went, and then re-counted them at the end to make sure she had them all right. As she went, I asked her to do some basic subtraction and addition to work out how many pom poms she had to get to reach the right number.

 

 

Scooping up some pom poms.

Scooping up some pom poms.

A liked practicing her numbers and it was fun using the tweezers. Some of the little pom poms were hard to pick up, and this was a good chance for her to practice her fine motor skills.

Placing a pom pom into the muffin case.

Placing a pom pom into the muffin case.

Using the tweezers to grab a pom pom.

Using the tweezers to grab a pom pom.

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2 responses »

  1. They came from Educational Experience (www.edex.com.au) in a pack of ‘Handy Tools’. They are fantastic for practicing fine motor skills, and they are lots of fun!

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