In an effort to help my Two recognize the numbers 1-5 and reinforce “I” for insect, I created this simple board game for preschoolers.
How to Play:
1) Create a set of 15 cards. Put a blue dot on 5 cards, a yellow dot on 5 cards, and a green dot on 5 cards. Shuffle them.
2) Get out your toy insects or other playing pieces.
3) Take turns drawing a card. Move to the next circle matching the color on your card. Name the number you land on. (There is no penalty if your child names the number incorrectly – it’s just more opportunity for practice.)
4) Whoever reaches finish first, wins.
5) It’s a short game, so if your child’s attention span allows for it, play again!
The length of this game was perfect for my Two (soon to turn three). We played it twice. It looked like so much fun that my Four and Five each wanted to play two rounds, too. I created a blank board so that I can laminate it and vary the numbers on the board. My Four needs practice recognizing numbers higher than 10. I could program it with basic math facts for my Five.