Tracing Patterns With Counters

Kids enjoy hands-on activities and I love setting up quick and easy activities for Anay. I drew different patterns on a paper and asked him to trace them using colorful counters.

Counters are great for learning, sorting, counting, grouping, addition and subtraction. It promotes fine motor and coordination skills as kids are picking up and placing these counters onto the paper using the pincer grip action ( pincer grip refers to the action of closing the thumb and index finger together in order to hold an object )

If you do not have these counters, you can use gemstones, pebbles, bottle tops, pompoms, or other small tokens for this activity. 

Find these counters here: Learning Resources Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 Assorted Colored Chips, Ages 5+.

You can also use these for sorting and classifying the colors. Children can create patterns, rainbow colors or only used one color for each line. The creativity and imagination is endless.

Skills involved 

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Concentration
  • Color Sorting

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