Want to support and track your child’s counting and number identification skills? Now you can with this Piggy Puddle Activity! This activity incorporates a cute piggy-puddle theme for both counting and number identification skills.

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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!

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Let’s PLAY!

Create the Activity:

First, let’s print and laminate the Piggy Puddle Number Identification Activity.

Next, let’s cut out the “pigs in the puddle” pictures.

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!

I used adhesive dots (soft side) on the back of the piggy puddles.
I used adhesive dots (rough side) on the piggy puddle background scene.

Now that we have the activity ready, let’s PLAY!

First, my son and I go over each number on the piggy puddles. We work on identifying numbers 1-6 since he is still in the process of learning the numbers. To assess his number knowledge I ask him to, “Point to number 1.” I help him out as we continue identifying numbers 2-6.

I say, “Point to number 1.” Great job!
I say, “Point to the number 2.” Since he’s learning to identify numbers, I help him by pointing to the number 2 and saying, “This is number 2. Now you point to the number 2.” And he does! Awesome!
We continue on with numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Next, my son picks the piggy puddle pictures out of a baggy. We count them together, and he places the pig pictures on the corresponding number puddle.

He picks out 3 pigs in a puddle.
He counts the pigs with my support.
Then, he places the pigs on the puddle with the number 3 with my help! Great job!

Finally, we have counted and identified all of the piggy pictures. We finish up by going over the numbers again.

I point to the numbers and ask, “What number is this?” If he needs support, I model by saying “This is the number 3. What number is this?”

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:

This booklet includes over 40 tracking sheets for use with the activities in the Activity Garden. The booklet is available in the Simplicity Happens store.

I also keep a record of his number identification knowledge in my “Activity Garden: Goal Tracking Sheets” booklet.

Example of “Number Identification” tracking sheet. The booklet also includes tracking sheets 1-5, 1-10, and 1-20.

After we’re done playing with this activity, we clean up by storing all of the piggy pictures 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!

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