This is an idea I found on this website. I love it because, while Marie can count, she's still learning to grasp the concept of counting.
So I got an egg carton, cut it in half (we'll work on 7-12 after she masters 1-6) and had Marie help me put stickers in each slot.
Using Apple Jacks cereal, we placed the correct amount of cheerios into the corresponding slots.
(It's going to take a lot of prayer every morning before homeschooling!)
Then we moved to a new activity to work on her sorting skills. By this time the cereal was running low. She had started her own game of eating the cheerios as fast as she could before Mommy could make her do something with them.
But I managed to save a few to sort for a minute or two.
Of course Marie wanted Jack to have a part so she gave him the top of the egg carton. He wasn't sure what to do with it.
I must squish those cheeks.
Alright. Done. :)
A little side note...
Thanksgiving is coming much faster than I'm ready for. I've been trying to teach Marie a little about being thankful. I want my babies to be grateful babies. Today I'm thankful for my parents. I want to teach my babies to be thankful for their parents. In order to do that I need to be a good example.
I want to be a grateful baby to my parents. "Honor your father and mother..." (Ex. 20:12). I will forever be their daughter so I want to forever be a grateful daughter. I pray that my children will honor their father and mother as the Lord commands (with zero conditions).
So on my LONG list of things to be thankful for, I'm adding "my parents." Not only because they've given me countless reasons to be thankful, but also because God commands it.
Thank you, Momma and Dadda. Love you.