Counting Down the New Year

Counting Down the New Year


Just for Little Ones
by Catie Gosselin of

Materials: 11 index cards, yarn, hole punch, markers, stickers, whistles,noise makers, pot lids, shakers (anything to make some noise!)

Skills: basic counting, number identification, fine motor

Number ten index cards 1 to 10 (one number per card).  Depending upon yourchild's age, they can write the number themselves, or trace the numberwritten in pencil.  Have them put the appropriate number of stickers oneach card;  ten stickers on the card carrying the number 10, for example.Write 'Happy New Year' on the last card.  Have your child decorate this inany manner they wish.  Using the whole punch, create a hole on the top ofeach card.  Have your child lace a piece of yarn through each hole, joiningall the cards.  Tie off the yarn, making sure there is enough slack toeasily flip the cards during the countdown.

'Count down' to the New Year with your youngster, being sure to make lotsof noise to welcome in 2002!

About the author
Catie is editor of and Homeschooling News which has triedand true book reviews, activities, affirming quotes and alist of freebies to support your homeschooling efforts eachweek. Whether you are a veteran HS family or just startingout, this newsletter has you in mind.


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