Thursday, 20 January 2011

Bead Stair Extension Activity

I made this activity for children to work with after being presented to the bead stair. For this activity you need:
-A mat
-A bead stair
-Correct number of beads matching the bead stair
-Pipe cleaners cut to different lengths

The child counts and builds the bead stair. He can then sort the pipe cleaners in order of length. The child will start with one, find one red bead and thread it on the first pipe cleaner. Next he will find two green beads and so on.
In the end the child has constructed a bead stair. This activity will provide the child with plenty of opportunity to count 1-10 and recognise the colour coding for each number.

I didn't have bead in the correct colours, so I painted mine and the children still love them.

2 comments:

The Education Of Ours said...

Beautiful extension!

nun said...

Was just asking myself before finishing reading the post.."where did she get the beads?!!" and the answer came as usual........very creative...excellent