Counting Clips


  • 15 to 20 minutes


  • Pencil
  • A box of large paper clips
  • Package of 3 x 5-inch index cards


This is a fun way to learn about numbers while making discriminating choices. Write the numerals 1 through 10 on individual 3 x 5-inch cards and assist your child with deciding how many paper clips should be attached to each card to correspond to that numeral.


  • Draw the corresponding number of dots under the numeral on each card.
  • Have your child pick the card that represents his age.
  • Place a miniature marshmallow on each dot and eat them as they are counted.


Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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