Halloween Count and Drop- fine motor and math for kids

My oldest 5.5yr has become very interested in counting everything! He seems to have a love for numbers.  While shopping a few weeks ago I bought some Halloween bat erasers for him. I set up a Count and Drop Activity for him.  This was also great for fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
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Halloween Count and Drop- fine motor and math for kids

Halloween Count and Drop

What I used:

50 bat erasers (1 pack)

clear tray

Halloween container

tongs

Halloween Count and Drop

What we did:

I set this up for him during the little ones’ nap time.  He sat down and started counting and dropping the bats inside the container.  This was great for him to practice counting up to 50.  

Halloween Count and Drop

For younger kids this can be a great fine motor skills activity as just a bat drop and no counting.

Halloween Count and Drop

For the older kids you can even set up simple math with this setup.  Put 2 erasers out and ask them to make 5.  They would have to find 3 more erasers to get the right answer.

Halloween Count and Drop

He had a lot of fun counting and dropping the bats.  After  a while he got tired of using the tongs and just used his hands.  We hope you and the kids can enjoy this too.

     
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