Illustrate a Counting Book
In this activity the child will combine counting with reading and writing. Read and compare a variety of counting books together. Discuss what goes into a good counting book. Are accurate illustrations important? Does a story make the counting book more interesting? Plan to make a counting book. You may choose to make a book that goes from one to 20 or a book that counts by 5's to 100. Then on each page of the new book, write the words and numerals. Invite the child to illustrate the book.
Invite the children to make up number riddles and try to stump you. Begin by sharing examples of number riddles. For example:
What has four legs but never walks? (A chair)
What has four legs and barks? (A dog)
What has eight legs, two arms, three heads, and wings? (A man, riding a horse, carrying a canary)
These fun reading activities come from 365 Reading Activities
Do you have any fun counting games for nannies and au pairs to play with children?