Caterpillar To Butterfly Kids Counting Game

Caterpillar To Butterfly Kids Counting Game

I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother’s Day. My husband brought my three year old to pick out Mother’s Day gifts for me and my son blurted out what they got me within seconds of walking back into our house. It was so cute how excited he was. They spoiled me with a bunch of delicious goodies and a sweet handmade card. I also picked out a gift for myself. The gift that I picked out was some paint markers from Amazon. I was so super excited to try them out. My first project using them was this “Caterpillar To Butterfly Kids Counting Game.” I love mixing my son’s interests (in this case bugs) and learning into the activities we do. 

Playing kids counting game

How I Made This Caterpillar To Butterfly Kids Counting Game:

First, I began by cutting a long rectangular piece of cardboard out of a cereal box. I then drew a long line and numbers on it with a sharpie marker.

Next, I traced and cut out the caterpillar pieces and the butterfly. I then used my new paint markers to paint them. I didn’t think about the fact that I should have made the caterpillars different colors to better differentiate them during the game, so after the green paint dried, I added little different colored dots on their backs so we could tell the difference between them as we were playing.

Once all of the pieces were dry, I attached the butterfly to the rectangular cardboard strip and the caterpillars to clothespins. I used tape to do this but I would have preferred to use a hot glue gun. I just happened to be out of glue for my hot glue gun. Tape did work fine though. 

DIY kids counting game

Playing The Game:

To play the game, my son and I took turns rolling the dice. We would then count and move the caterpillar the number that we rolled. The first person to get their caterpillar to the butterfly wins!

child playing kids DIY counting game

What You Will Need:

Paint markers, cardboard (cereal box), clothes pin, tape or glue gun, sharpie marker, scissors, dice

Directions:

  1. Cut a long rectangle out of a cereal box
  2. Draw a long line and numbers on the rectangular piece of cardboard
  3. Draw and cut out of cardboard two caterpillars and a butterfly
  4. Paint the caterpillars and butterfly
  5. Once the paint is dry, glue or tape the caterpillars to the clothespins
  6. Glue or tape the butterfly to the rectangular cardboard piece
  7. Roll the dice and play the game!

DIY preschool game

Inspired By: momofthegalaxy

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Cassandra
2 months ago

Super cute! Will have to try with my girls!

Monica Simpson
Monica Simpson
2 months ago

This is an adorable way to help kids with their counting!

Charina Rasing
2 months ago

Really cute and easy to do craft for the little one!

Gervin Khan
Gervin Khan
2 months ago

Such a pretty and fun way of teaching kids to count their numbers. I love it!

Anasha Khan
2 months ago

What a beautiful and fun way to teach little ones to count. Love it!

Kimmy
Kimmy
2 months ago

What a fun and interactive way to count

Irene
2 months ago

It is super cute! I love those caterpillars and butterfly!!! I will make with my girl!

Shayla
2 months ago

What a beautiful game, and it’s the perfect time of year for this too with the butterflies appearing soon!

Danielle
2 months ago

This is so cute and a great way to get littles to count.

Mich Ni
2 months ago

That’s so cute. A fun way to teach our little one’s how to count. I should try this as well. ❤️

rachel
2 months ago

This is such a cute and fun idea to get kids learning!

Erin | Becoming Mamas Together Blog

This looks like such a fun activity my boys would love!

Erin | Becoming Mamas Together Blog

This looks like such a fun activity.

Erin
2 months ago

This looks like such a fun activity.

Erin
2 months ago

I love this activity! So fun and creative.

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