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Make mealtime your playground with these fun printable placemats. Practice number recognition, one to one correspondence, and counting with these flowers and frogs counting placemats using the Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese.
Flowers and Frogs Counting Placemats
I started by heading to Target to buy the Back to Nature Made with Organic Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Dinner and the Back to Nature Made with Organic Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.
The Crazy Bugs make the perfect addition to the flowers and frog placemats. Use the pasta to make scenes with the sunflowers or use the pasta as a counter.
We took our macaroni and cheese snack outside for a picnic. Did you know that June was Get Outdoors Month and Mac & Cheese Day was July 14th? The kids ate their mac and cheese on our picnic blanket while playing with the Crazy Bugs on the placemats. I used contact paper to create the placemats. You could also laminate them.
I created 3 printables. There are simple flowers. I used a dry erase marker to write the number 1-5 on the flowers. Then, I helped Lily (age 2) to place the correct number of crazy bugs on the flowers. We counted out the numbers together.
I also created a frog with lily pads. I used this printable with Aiden (age 6). I wrote the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 on the lily pads. This is a simple way for him to practice counting by 2’s.
You can also write math facts on the lily pads. For example, 1+5. Then, your child would add 6 crazy bugs to the lily pad.
The third printable is a garden scene with sunflowers and a tree. You can write numbers on this one as well or you can simply let your child create a scene with the Crazy Bugs pasta.
This was such a fun way for us to get outside, practice counting, and have a yummy snack.
Download the flowers and frogs counting placemats for your own personal or classroom use.
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