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Screen-Free Activities #41 and #42

Right from a young age, probably, as young as a couple months after birth, you child starts learning math language around her without realizing what it is… numbers, patterns around her, comparisons!!

Between the ages, 3.5 and 5, they are ready to learn counting, what numbers look like, how the number words look like, count them in order in many fun ways for a strong foundation to be laid before they actually start learning in school.

This is one of my favorite counting activity as this improves focus, attention span, fine motor skills and counting, laying strong math foundation.


Activity #41

Counting fun.

Here, I used skewers and some foam shapes. You can use any available material like Popsicle sticks and Pom poms , stickers, cotton balls etc..!!!
Give the number to the child and ask her to match that many objects.
It helps her learn sight reading the number words.


Activity #42

Candy Cane With Beads

Christmas!! The whole experience is magical and joyful. Today, I have an easy handmade Christmas decoration. The candy cane made of pipe cleaner, red and white beads.

Kids love when their handmade arts and crafts take an important place during these holidays.

A candy cane or peppermint stick is a cane-shaped stick candy often associated with Christmas.

Since I am little conscious of sugar intake, we decided to make a candy cane craft. Hope you enjoy making this one with your children, and create beautiful memories.


  • Handmade crafts are fun to make and a great feeling when you use to decorate.
  • Introduction to patterns and mathematical language.
  • Increases attention span.
  • Hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills, which are very essential skills.

You can find more screen free activities like this here!!


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Author: Gayathri Vamsi, Founder of Buzzing Bees

Buzzing Bees is an Afterschool Enrichment Program founded by Gayathri Vamsi. Their center is located in Bangalore. Their motto is “Paata is Aata, Aata is paata”, meaning, “Learning is like a Game and Games have a lot of Learning”

Gayathri is passionate about Kids Education and Activities that offer a constructive and effective learning environment for kids. As a mother of two young boys,  she is constantly learning different ways of creatively engaging them in activities where they learn, grow and enjoy doing that,  at the same time. She homeschooled her kids when she lived in the US. Buzzing Bees is a venture where Gayathri extends her passion to become available to the community.

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