Creating mini books for early learning is an effective way to teach but also to make learning fun. Giving a child a “helping hand” in the process empowers them and they feel proud to read and engage with the book that they actually created. I want to share how to make an easy preschool counting book.
My son has a pretty good grasp of counting objects and also saying his numbers but I realized our next step was to practice identifying the corresponding number.
We started with some basic supplies all purchased at Target.
- Adhesive felt numbers ($3)
- Stickers (left over from our patriotic preschool projects)
- Pack of 5 Paper Notebooks ($3)
How to create a preschool counting book
This was so super duper easy since everything has adhesive on the back. Just peel and stick!
This format shows the left side is for counting objects (stickers) and the right side is the corresponding numeral. I chose the book format only showing one number at a time just because there is less distraction for toddlers or preschoolers. However, if you wanted to have more numbers in your book, it could definitely be formatted to do so.
I prefer the stickers that have a bit of a texture to them, such as the pinwheels, felt or the puffy stickers as seen below. They seem to capture my son’s interest a bit more than basic stickers. And, tactile learners will enjoy touching as they count.
So you get the idea! This preschool counting book is easily adapted using materials that you already have on hand. It’s an interactive book and provides a hands-on opportunity to practice counting and identifying numbers!