Using groups of 10, learning to count to 100 has never been more fun with these adorable cupcake ideas with colorful water beads. A fun activity idea for the 100th day of school.
Learning to Count to 100
Learning to count to 100 has never been more colorful and fun!
With a few playful ideas you can be making you own cupcakes by using water beads and learning to count all in one. We use a multicolored pack similar to this pack on Crystal Water Gels (Multicolored)
Before you begin counting to 100, give your child the chance to play with the water bead. Encourage them to create their own cupcake factory. They are building fine motor skills and color recognition as they are playing. Perhaps even make a cupcake sign to include some literacy into the project too!
Eventually, after playing with them introduce the concept of separation by color if you’re using multiple colors.
We’re all set to bake, just kidding, in all seriousness, my daughters played this activity for a very long time each day, it simply captivated their attention and imaginary play.
I love finding simple ways to get kids counting and playing with math!
We used this activity to go along with the book If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff Who is our featured author of the month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. (Click here for more activities)
Now it’s time to introduce counting to 100!
Set aside 10 plastic cups and fill each with 10 water beads. Encourage your child to count to 100 by counting by 10’s. As you empty each container you can count to 100 together.
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