I was in the grocery store recently and happened upon these brightly colored clothespins. I just loved them and knew I could use them for an activity. You don’t need to have colored clothespins for this preschool math activity. Any clothespins you have on hand will work.
You will need:
- 6 paint cups or other sturdy cups
I used six paint cups for this activity. You will need a sturdy cup so that it doesn’t tip over when your child clips on the clothespins. On slips of paper write some different numbers. The numbers you use will depend on your child’s level. If your child is just starting to count and recognize numbers, then you will want to stick with smaller numerals. We used some bigger numbers. Just make sure you have enough clothespins for all the cups.
Your child will be reading the number on the cup and clipping the correct number of clothespins on to the cup.