Egg Carton Pumpkin Patch: Learn Numbers 1-25
Every time the last egg is used, there is a mental game of ping pong in my head over whether or not I should keep it to re-use for who knows what.
Truth be told, I love stashing empty containers, paper tubes, and egg cartons away for a learning activity or craft. It is always when I don't keep the carton that an idea strikes, so I say just save it! ha!
Thankfully, an idea DID strike-- a stryofoam egg carton makes a great base for this Number Sequencing Pumpkin Patch.
recycled egg carton
pumpkin cupcake toppers
Set up this activity by flipping the egg carton upside down and writing numbers 1-25 where each egg would have been. I wrote 24/25 on the very last egg holder. Punch a hole in each egg holder with the cupcake topper.
Place the pumpkins in some type of bowl and present activity to child.
Have your child pick up a pumpkin, identify the number, and find it on the egg carton pumpkin patch. Once he/she has found the number, have him place it in the egg carton.
- Do this activity in reverse. Set up the pumpkin patch and have your child pull out the numbered pumpkin that you call out.
- Identify odd/ even numbers
- Make it a game by rolling dice, adding numbers and pulling the number out. Whoever has most pumpkins wins!
- Make up your own activity!