Caterpillar Pom Pom Counting is a fun early math activity perfect for Spring! This easy and colourful fine motor counting activity is great for toddlers and preschoolers. An amazing counting idea for kids that helps them learn one to one correspondence while working on fine motor skills such as gluing!
Supplies for Caterpillar Pom Pom Counting
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- Pom Poms
- Green construction paper
- Kraft paper or large sheet of construction paper
- Small googley eyes (optional)
How to Set Up Caterpillar Pom Pom Counting
Grab your supplies.
On your Kraft paper or large sheet of construction paper. Cut out small circles from the green construction paper for the the head of the caterpillars. Glue them down and faces of 6 caterpillars. You can draw their eyes or glue down small googley eyes. Beside each caterpillar write the numbers 1-6.
Invite your little one to count and glue down the correct number of Pom poms beside each caterpillar head to create their body!
Tip: we used a glue stick to stick the Pom poms down. To ensure that they stayed we needed to use a lot of glue and press them down a a few seconds for them to stay. You can also use a bottle of glue. If any of the pom poms weren’t sticking, I would go back over with some craft glue to ensure they stayed. important part of this activity isn’t that the Pom poms stick but that they counted them correctly!
This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
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