Kimberly is just loving this version of Mother Goose that we got from the library.
I had bought a package of wooden beads to use in future projects. Kimberly got a hold of them, so I gave her an egg carton and she was happily occupied putting them in and out of the carton for quite a while.
After she tired of that, I handed her a pipe cleaner and she spent another half an hour stringing the beads. I have aways preferred pipe cleaners to other things for stringing because the tots are so much more successful using this method.
I removed all the cards except the cards with the numbers 1, 2 and 3. Doing this, we used twelve cards to play with.
Kim and Luke then took turns picking out a card, they looked at it and we discussed the number on the back and the type of animal on the front of the card. The number of animals corresponds to the digit on the back.
After picking a card and counting the animals on the card, we match the animal to the correct playing board. The boards are divided into four categories, walkers, swimmers, flyers, and climbers. This is a game we will come back to time and again, because there are so many different ways it can be used.