We are adding another Christmas Busy Book to our morning basket. This one focuses on sequencing, spatial reasoning, and counting numbers 1-10.
My three-year old loves this one.
Starting out, she had no problem with the counting pages. However, the sequencing was a challenge. Nevertheless, once she realized she could follow the numbers on the bottom of the pieces, she was able to put the pictures together.
My son, on the other hand, ignored the numbers and fiddled around with the pieces until the images came together.
Just another reminder that each child problem-solves in their own way.
How to Assemble the Christmas Counting Busy Book:
This project is a little prep work up front, but the result is definitely worth it! After you print the pages you will need to laminate them, and cut them in half.
Then you will need to cut out the pieces on the pages that say ‘cut’. (These will be the moveable pieces that your child will attach to the pages.)
Attach the pieces, using clear velcro. (Don’t skimp on the velcro, or the book won’t withstand multiple uses.)
Lastly, put it together in a half 3-ring binder, have it bound at a local print shop, or connect them with a binder ring.
- Purchase, download, and print the ‘Christmas Counting Busy Book‘
- Laminate the pages
- Cut the pieces from the “cut” pages
- Velcro the cut pieces to the coordinating page using clear velcro
- Insert the pages into a small, half page binder OR have it bound.
Christmas Counting Busy Book Download
This is an 12 page, Christmas-Themed, digital download, that focuses on basic, counting exercises for numbers 1-10.
This fine-motor-skills activity is suitable for toddlers thru Kindergarten.
Also, check out this Nativity Busy Book!
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