Thursday, February 5, 2015

Busy Bag: Clothespin Counting

It's been a while since I made a new busy bag. But I have several ideas still swimming around in my head that I've just not had the time and/or energy to sit down and make. However, Thursday Kit was sick, and had moments of the day where she was feeling more mellow, so I took advantage of one of those interludes to put this Busy Bag together.

I call it Clothespin Counting, but there is a lot more happening in this little bag than just counting.



First, I outlined some shapes on construction paper and cut them out. Next, i used a permanent marker to write numbers, starting with one in one corner and then progressing clockwise. On the back, I wrote the name of each shape. On the circle, I numbered it like a clock. Then I laminated the shapes.


Next, I selected 12 clothespins and wrote a number on each one, 1-12.

When we sat down to play with them together, we first talked about the shapes, and identified each one. Then I showed Kit how each number matched up with the numbers on the shapes.

She pretty much took it from there... 










She loves it. I love it. Win, win!


9 comments:

  1. Very clever! I love how she holds her pinky up in a decidedly "British" fashion as she intently focuses on her task. ��

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  2. Always have such good ideas! And enough busy bags to vary the interest!

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    1. Thanks! I can't take full credit as it was an idea I modified from Pinterest. But I'm glad you like it!

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  4. That is very neat! I would be starting to make my own right now if I wasn't too busy trying to blog while hollering at kids to quit saying 'poop' right now!
    Coming to you from #ManicMondays blog hop!

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    1. Oh my goodness, I so understand the telling kids to quit saying "poop" thing. Or "fart". Or making armpit burps. Doesn't help that half the time their daddy is instigating these grody fests!

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  5. Very creative. Thanks for the tips as I'm going to try this with my daughter. Thanks for sharing on blog hop.

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