This post is an updated version of one of last year’s posts.
These New Year’s countdown activities give practice in number recognition and counting down from 10 to 1. And how fun is it for early learners to print fireworks with fringed toilet paper rolls!
Happy New Year printable (downloadable below)
toilet paper rolls
magenta, yellow and light blue tempera paint
small plates or container lids
Happy New Year Printable
The “Happy New Year” printable can be printed on 8 1/2 inch x 11-inch paper, or 11-inch by 17-inch paper.
This printable is for individual or one classroom use only.
The Printmaking Invitation
Cut fringes into one end of three toilet paper rolls.
Bend the fringes on each paper roll outward.
Pour magenta, yellow, and light blue paint into small plates or lids.
Set out the paints, paper rolls and paper on a table.
Ask your little learner to dip the fringed end of each paper roll into a color of paint and make a firework print on the paper.
Encourage your little one to add more prints in each paint color to the page.
Tip: Try this on a practice sheet first.
For added control, fringed ends can be painted with a brush instead of being dipped in paint.
To incorporate number recognition and matching practice, ask your early learner to cover the numbers 10 to 1 with numeric stickers.
Dot Marker New Year’s Countdown
Another way to use the New Year’s Countdown printable is to let your little learner decorate it with paper stars. Then ask your little one to count down the numbers from ten to one, dabbing each numeral with a dot marker as it is spoken.
These New Year’s countdown activities will be sure to help your early learner start the new year off on a positive note. Let the counting begin!
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