An easy way for kids to practice counting with cute pipe cleaner flowers

Bead lacing, fine motor skills, and counting practice all wrapped up into one fun activity for kids. This flower counting pipe cleaner activity has it all. With just a few cheap supplies and 5 minutes, you can create a counting game that your kids will love. All you need are foam flowers, green pipe cleaners, pony beads, and a sharpie. Your kids can practice fine motor skills and counting by sliding the correct number of beads onto the pipe cleaner flower. How fun is that?!

How cute is this foam flower counting activity? It’s great for toddlers and preschoolers as they learn to count. Head to the dollar store today to pick up some foam flowers, green pipe cleaners, and pony beads. This counting game takes 5 minutes to prepare and will keep kids entertained for much longer!


  • Foam Flowers
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • Pony Beads
  • Black Sharpie
  • Scissors

How To Make A Flower Counting Activity

1 Start with some foam flowers from amazon or the craft store. I used 2″ flowers for this fun counting activity. With a black sharpie write one number on each foam flower. I made 1-5 for my 2 year old but feel free to make as many numbers as you like! 

2 Next, cut the green pipe cleaners in half. If your flower has a number larger than 10 written on it, use a whole pipe cleaner so you have enough room for the correct number of beads. Use scotch tape to attach the pipe cleaner to the back of each foam flower.

3 Have your kids lace the correct number of pony beads onto each pipe cleaner flower to match the number written. Counting and fine motor practice all in one woohoo!

How easy is this pipe cleaner flower counting activity for kids? I love when activities only take a few minutes to set up. This counting game is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Plus, it’s a great quiet time activity. Kids will practice counting and work on fine motor skills all in one simple to make game. Head to the dollar store today to get the supplies for the best counting game ever!

What other counting games do your kids love? Comment below!

Looking for a new and exciting way to teach your kids how to count? Well, I’ve got you! Check out this easy to make flower counting game. With just a few cheap supplies and 5 minutes of your time, you can make a counting activity that also works on fine motor skills. How great is that? My toddler loves this game so much and it makes for a great quiet time activity too! Flower Counting Activity For Kids. Find the full tutorial here on how to make the best counting game for young kids. You might even already have the supplies you need at home. This budget friendly counting craft is easy to make, and kids love it! Help your littles learn to count today with this simple counting activity. Looking for the perfect way to teach your toddler how to count? Try this fun Flower counting activity from KidsKubby. All you need is a few cheap supplies like foam flowers, pipe cleaners, and pony beads to make the best counting game ever! I love that I can make this fun craft in 5 minutes, and it keeps my kids entertained for a solid 30 minutes. A 5 minute set up for 30 minutes of quiet time, I’ll take it!!


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