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Water Bead Smashing

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I still had so many water beads I had to come up with another activity to use them in. Thus, the water bead smashing activity was born!!!!

We went to the yard for this activity. Used chalk to draw some numbers on the gate. These were our targets. I would call out the numbers and Caleb would hit them with the water beads. You can do variations of this – letters, sum, difference, etc.

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He even drew his own number to hit.

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Balancing and throwing at the same time.

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Smashed water beads.

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Caleb had so much fun and it was easy to clean up.

We hosed down the gate.

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And swept the smashed beads into the gutter.

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A fun learning activity and great for releasing stress and pent up anger! Hahaha!

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Sticker Sets

Using stickers to make sets.
Just another fun way to count
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Caleb kept on telling me that the number 1 was missing. Maybe I should’ve made the numerals 1-3. Thought that would be too easy. Oh well!
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This took some time to finish since Caleb would lose count while taking the sticker out of its plastic liner. No complaints from me! That just meant more counting practice for him. He would recount every after he puts a sticker on the paper to make sure that the numeral and the number of stickers matched.
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Counting Game

I have to be creative in counting activities to keep Caleb’s attention. This is a counting game that we like to play.

Materials:
1. Counting cards
2. Number line for each player
3. Counters (we used pompoms and glass stones)
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How to play:
1. Put the counting cards face down. Players take turns getting a counting card and counts the dots on the cards.
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2. Then, the player puts the corresponding number of stones on the number line to match the number on the counting card.
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3. The winner will be the player who reaches the end of the number line first.
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