This activity was done with no prep (it seems most of our activities this month are no prep since I’m crazy busy getting ready for a baby).
I cut out the squares while J counted how many we had ( cut out 9 of them). We then numbered them together (and he decided to make a number line with them). I explained to J how to make clovers using a green marker and green circle stickers. I used directional words like left, right and above (or sometimes “on top”) when describing where the stickers should be placed. I also used this activity to practice ordinal numbers (first, second, third).
At first I drew the stem myself and he added the stickers. He counted and told me when I had made enough stems to match the number written on each square. Then he made the stems himself too. I actually didn’t have a lot of stickers left so he also used a green dot marker to create some clovers.
Age attempted: 35 months