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Ten Little Ladybugs: Count to 10 Interactive Number Line

Time to share our latest Poppins Book Nook book choice and activity for this month!  Our theme was The Great Outdoors. Since particpating our activities have been geared towards Big Brother, however we switched it up this time and created a fun go-along math activity for my preschooler.

In the beginning of the month I started gathering books and ideas, shared a book list all about trees with the intention of doing some sort of tree inspired activity. However, that all changed a weekish ago! This sort of thing has happened every month!  I completely changed gears and chose to do an activity to go along with the book, Ten Little Ladybugs.  Ladybugs are found in the great outdoors, right?! 

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Storybook Go Along Activity

Have you read Ten Little Ladybugs before?  Little Sis received the book for her birthday last year and it's a really cute book to read.  I love the playful rhyme and that it weaves in learning about numbers, too.  Starting with 10 ladybugs, you count down every page until all the ladybugs are home.

I apologize in advance for a lack of "how-to" pictures so that you can make your own Ten Little Ladybugs Counting Stick, however I think it'll be easy to explain.  If not, just leave a comment below for me to clarify anything!  

To make your own 10 Little Ladybugs Counting Stick, you'll need the following:

1. Paint the paint stick green.  Once dried, paint and/or draw 10 leaves.  Then write the numbers 1-10 on each leaf.

2.  Assemble the ladybugs with hot glue by gluing together a small black pom pom and a larger colorful pom pom.

3.  To add an extra counting element, use black glue or puffy paint to make corresponding dots on each ladybugs back.

4.  Once dried, attach the Velcro dots to the bottom of the ladybug and the paint stick. {Note, you may want to use hot glue on this part, too}.

When everything has dried, grab your preschooler and the book and have fun reading and playing along with your own 10 Little Ladybugs Counting Stick!

Take a moment to check out what the other co-host read and did this month:
(clipart by lemonheadz)

Stay tuned for another fun book and activity next month!  July's book theme is Pirates!!  Have any book suggestions for me??
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