Mar 2 2015

Mommy Monday: DIY Rainbow Counting Book

I have been in clean out mode lately!  Trying to get rid of stuff and organize!  Anyone else with me?  While I was cleaning I came across some assignments that were art projects I did while taking a class in college on how to teach art to elementary students.  I found this Rainbow Counting Book and thought it would be fun to share with you in case you wanted to make this with your kiddos.  I really love the concept of making a counting book out of your kids art!

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First, you would have your kiddos finger paint on paper.  You could also do different kinds of paintings for each page like mine.  The paintings became the flowers on each page.

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When it’s dry, decide what shapes you want to make in your counting book.  I did tulips for mine, but you could choose anything.  You could even do something different on each page.  You could trace an object with a pencil or simply just cut out your shape from the finger painting.

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Then, to make the book part, cut construction paper (pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue) different lengths to get the staggered look.

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Help your child glue on the objects you cut out onto each page.  Next, write the title and numbers on each page.  Then staple it together to make a book.  You could also laminate each page before putting it together.

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Enjoy helping your child practice counting and learning their numbers!

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Hope you all have a great day!

Signature - Marissa

2 comments on “Mommy Monday: DIY Rainbow Counting Book

  1. Marissa, Love, Love all the projects you share with us! I have been doing a lot of organizing and sharing it on FB. Take a peak at my FB page if you like.Monica

    Monica on said:
    • Thank you so much Monica! That is sweet of you to say. How great that you are organizing! I would love to check out what you are doing…how do I find you on Facebook? on said:

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