This activity is available in the “Activity Garden,” which is located on the top menu bar of the Simplicity Happens webpage! Read on to find out more!
Let’s get muddy with the piggy’s puddles game! This activity incorporates a cute piggy-puddle theme for both counting and number identification skills within a game format!
This activity is available (totally free) in the Activity Garden. If you would like access to free activities for your toddler/preschooler from the Activity Garden, you can sign up below:
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This activity features language and cognitive development concepts children learn throughout their early childhood years as a toddler, preschooler, and within their early elementary school years. Specific age milestone information can be found with a simple internet search!
Create the Activity:
First, let’s print and laminate the Piggy’s Puddles Activity.
Next, cut out the piggy cutouts and count them with your little ones!
If you’ve read through my other tutorials, this is where I discuss the use of dot adhesives. However, I’ve decided to not use them for this activity because of the game format aspect (continue reading to find out more). With that being said, use dot adhesives or magnets if you’d like!
If you decide to use the dot adhesives (or magnets): attach either dot adhesives (soft side) for use in your child’s interactive binder book or magnets for use on a magnet board to the back of the piggy cutouts.
Then, attach either dot adhesives (soft side) for use in your child’s interactive binder book or magnets for use on a magnet board to the back of the picture cutouts. Additionally, attach dot adhesives (rough side) to the puddle background scene. Note: Adult Supervision is required. Use caution with the magnets, dot adhesives, and small pieces as they are not intended for use with children under the age of 3. Please use caution and supervise your child with the dot adhesives, magnets and small pieces when working on this activity. Only work on activities that you feel are safe for your child. Warning: Choking Hazard. Children under 3 should not participate in any activities that involve small pieces.
Is your child under 3? The Activity Garden includes a modified version of this activity available in bigger print for younger toddlers. Small pieces, magnets, and dot adhesives are not intended for use with the bigger print activities. Please remember that adult supervision is required with all activities shared on Simplicity Happens. Just a kind reminder to stay safe and have fun while learning with your little ones!
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get back to the activity!
Find some dice around the house or make some dice out of foam squares!
The game is ready! Let’s PLAY!
We set up the game by using the puddle background and six plump pigs!
I can also keep a record of his learning to support his knowledge during future play activities in my “Activity Garden: Goal Tracking Sheets” booklet:
Number Identification Skills
I keep a record of his counting skills during the game with the “Activity Garden: Goal Tracking Sheets.”
Once we are finished playing with the game, we store the piggy’s in a zip pouch for later use!
What did you and your little ones enjoy most about this activity? Let me know in the comments below!