Counting candles on play dough cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a birthday cake? Use this fun idea to help your little one work on addition and quantity.

Happy Birthday to you.... Blow !!!

counting candles

counting candles

Materials needed : give your little one playdough, some candles and  silicone cupcake cases.

counting candles

Begin by making a cake/cupcakes out of playdough with your child. Let your child put candles on the cake, count them and ask your child to place numbers next to each cupcake.

He had great fun plunging the candles into the playdough. We sang the Happy Birthday song and he blew out the candles on the cake. Rayes enjoyed doing this and did lots of blowing, something which is great for developing the muscles around the mouth needed for speech development.

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