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?!
Green Pipe Cleaners
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!