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Having a foundation in math is so important. If a child knows the basics, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, they can learn anything. I think we focus so much on them knowing how to count starting at one, that we forget how important it is for them to know how to count backwards.
If you have been following my blog you know that my son is struggling with his reading and math, so I have went back to see what he doesn't know and fill in those gaps. Well, he struggles with counting backwards. It is funny that I thought since he knew how to count forward he could count backwards. But what seems obvious is not so obvious to others.
My son has trouble recognizing patterns, so it makes sense that you would have a problem counting backwards. So I created this fun Easter themed activity. It is free to print, you will just have to get poster board or something to glue the pieces on. You can print it out here.
I went ahead and set my poster up. Now, I am cheap and I don't have color ink, so my eggs and bunny are in black and white. But, the printable that I created is in color. My son has to do things in chunks or he gets confused, so we will be doing a set of eggs a day instead of doing it all at once.
You can see that I glued some of the eggs on already, this will give him a base to help him count backwards.
What fun activities do you do to practice counting backwards with your kiddos? Let me know in the comments!
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.