When I posted my 10 Ways to Make a Walk More Fun, the first item listed was to go on a counting walk. This has since become one of our favorite ways to get outside and go walking. We typically walk around our neighborhood counting whatever we can find. This can be a fun game for kids just learning to count all the way up through the preschool years. My 5-year-old requests counting walks often.
How many mailboxes do you see? How many red cars? How many flagpoles? How many mushrooms are in the corner of this lawn?
We counted the rocks in our front garden and all the bird feeders we saw. I would ask a question and the kids would start counting.
And then we turned a corner and started counting some more! We counted the cracks along the curb and even the holes in the storm drains. (They always have to stop and count these!) Our counting walks always result in good fun, a few giggles and lots of exercise.
The next time you go for a walk with your kids, start counting! It's a fun way for kids to learn their numbers and great practice for kids that can already count.
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