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Beads and Pipe Cleaners

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Beads and Pipe Cleaners Laughing Kids Learn

Simply use pipe cleaners and beads to make this fun counting activity.


  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Beads

What to do:

  • Fold a piece of paper around one end of each pipe cleaner.
  • Fix it in place by gluing the sides together.
  • Write a number on each piece of paper.
  • Encourage the child to identify the number written on the paper and place the matching number of beads onto the pipe cleaner.

Hints and Tips:

  • Choose any numbers between 1-20.
  • Also can do for identifying colours.
  • The child can place the pipe cleaners in numerical order before adding the beads.

Counting Beads On Pipe Cleaners, Laughing Kids Learn

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Counts objects.
    - Recognizes numbers.
    - Understands same and different.

  • Play Based Learning: Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Indoor Games, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Manipulation Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Created On November 7, 2019
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