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I’m always looking for more ways my kids can work on their fine motor skills. These skills are so important for future handwriting. This Tower Counting Busy Bag is a perfect way for your child to practice fine motor and counting skills. These Tower Counting cards are for numbers 0 through 10. Each card has a number outline at the top (your kiddos could color it) and squares along the bottom to show the number (those could be colored, too).
This way children can read the numbers or count the boxes to figure out how many blocks they need in their tower. We laminated the cards for more durability. I don’t know about you, but anything I want to use more than a few times needs to be laminated!
You can have your child build one tower then take it down to the build the next, in which case you’ll only need 10 blocks. If you have a larger block collection, 55 blocks will build all the towers. We simply give the kids the busy bag and they know to get the bin of wooden blocks. Our kids use all square blocks so they can accurately compare tower sizes.
Unfortunately, the square foam blocks we used in our Block Puzzles Busy Bag do not work for this activity because the blocks topple when you get to the higher numbers.
Click the link below to download this free printable busy bag label.
What other ways do you practice counting with your children? Leave us a comment below.