Today we played a little game as we worked on number recognition with our toddler! All of this happened as we sang another popular nursery rhyme – Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. Last week we had fun with Hickory Dickory Dock as we learned numbers, time telling and fine motor skill practice with clothespins. Have you seen it already?
For today’s activity, I created Roll and Build a Flower printable (SCROLL TO FIND LINK TO DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE). Another thing that is necessary for this activity is a dice.
We laminated our game pieces to make them more durable.
Later in the post, I have explained how to expand the game to more players. We played both versions: only with my toddler as a single player, and with both of my girls as multi a layer version.
HOW TO PLAY ROLL & BUILD FLOWER?
Rules of this game are really simple: child throws the dice until they reach number 1, then they set on the table flower pot where they will grow their flower. They continue throwing the dice until they get number 2, then place the part of the flower pictured next to number 2 on the printable. And they continue until they finish up and build complete flower.
Roll & Build Flower game can be easily adapted for more than one player. Simply print sheet 2 in as many copies as you have players. Cut and prepare in advance. You can use a single sheet with number chart for all of them, no need to print more than one.
Kids take their turn and try to build flowers first to win the game. They have to follow the right order and build from 1 to 6. If they don’t get the number they need next to add the right part of the flower, they simply forward the dice to the next player without taking any additional action.
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Read a book and listen to music!
Mary Mary Quite Contrary MP3 by Mother Goose Club
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary book by Laura Verderosa
We teamed up with several kid-friendly bloggers to bring you activities related to nursery rhymes every second Wednesday! Make sure to stop by and see what we’ll cover next!
And here are 4 other activities I mentioned at the beginning of this post you can use to play and learn while you sing Mary, Mary Quite Contrary nursery rhyme:
- grow crystal flowers like Danya Banya
- Adventures of Adam numbered and counted their flowers
- make tiny moon sand flower gardens like Crafty Kids at Home
- create a flower growth chart for and with your child as seen on Teach Me Mommy
Perfect Activity for Spring and Summer!
Flower themed activities are an awesome match for spring and summer playtime! We suggest to try few other flower activities with your kids like playdough flower garden or finger painted flowers. If you need an idea for an active child, you can try out searching flowers in one of our scavenger hunts (we have 52 of them listed!).
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