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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Easter Basket Counting Game
This is a pretty simple game…. place the baskets in numerical order from 0 – 10 (obviously you can do 0-9 or 1-10 if you prefer), then place the correct number of eggs in each basket. Here’s what the playing pieces look like:OR place the egg with the correct number of flowers painted on it in each basket. OR turn it all into a file folder game and do both.
I decided to create a file folder game.
I laid the baskets out on the inside of my folder and taped them down with small pieces of double stick tape along the top and bottom edges.
Then I laminated the entire folder with contact paper. (Note: I tried adding a pocket for the game pieces, but it just wasn’t working for so many pieces. I ended up putting them in a zipper baggie which I stapled to the back of the folder.)
Next, I took a very sharp pair of scissors (you could use an exacto knife) and made a slit in each basket. I had to be careful to go only through the top layer of contact paper and the basket, and not through the file folder itself. This turned the baskets into little pockets for the eggs.
M counts out the correct number of eggs and then places them in the appropriate basket/pocket: Then, if he wants, he places the flowered eggs in the correct baskets:
Despite the lengthy instructions for putting this together, it actually only took about 1/2 hour. Let me know if you use it… we are really loving it!
The printables can be downloaded here.
Have a beautiful day! :)