Counting blocks on their corresponding numbers. We always have a lot of fun with counting. And a lot of fun with blocks.
Have you checked out the 44 activities using blocks for preschoolers?
How do you get a preschooler boy excited about learning? Bring in the big machines.
By bringing in Henry’s everyday love of farming into activities, especially learning activities, he’s excited to do it!
That, and Henry is excited about counting lately, too. So this was especially fun for him! [Until his little brother woke from his nap and all the towers came tumbling down…]
I had Henry first put together the ABC Mat numbers in a straight row, counting to put them in the correct order.
We used our ABC Mat, if you don’t have one [get one! – affiliate link] you could use just pieces of paper with numbers written on them.
To really get him into the activity, Henry loaded up the blocks in a semi to haul them to the number mats. [Affiliate link to the semi we have.]
Block towers were stacked on their corresponding number.
The number 0 got 0 blocks. The 1 got a 1 block tower. The 2 got a 2 block tower… and so on, all the way up to a tower that’s 9 blocks high!
Henry made a few mistakes, but did double check his work and found his errors.
He even argued with me a little, until he counted them himself.
I can’t believe what a success this activity was.
Counting blocks has never been so much fun!
And it has so much learning potential for a preschooler.
… And then George woke up from nap… and that was the end of counting the block towers…
We’ve had lots of fun counting blocks in activities:
- One to One Correspondence Practice with Dice & Blocks
- What’s the number? Let’s Count it! on PBS Parents
- Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph
Henry is 3.5 years.