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Make counting fun with Spider Counting

image in article Make counting fun with Spider CountingAn essential early mathematical ability for young children is one-to-one correspondence, which involves counting sequentially while touching or moving each item in a set individually and without repetition. This skill can be taught to toddlers and preschoolers by parents and educators to assist them in comprehending the principles of counting. Check out this fun Spider Counting activity to make counting fun for your children.




Spider Counting

Play pin the legs to the spider in your early childhood classroom.


  • Black construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Large circle shape
  • Small circle shape
  • Googly eyes
  • Metallic marker
  • Clothes pins


  • Trace 10 large circles
  • Cut out the circles
  • Trace 10 small circles
  • Cut out the circles
  • Glue on googly eyes to each small circle to make spider heads
  • Use a metallic marker to draw numbers 1-10 on the large circles
  • Glue a spider head on each of the large circles
  • Have children use clothes pins as counters. Match the number on the spider with the number of clothespins.

Looking for more ideas? ChildCareEd's Letter & Number Planning in Child Care training course provides strategies on how to incorporate mathematical thinking into your #early_childhood classroom.


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