I wrote numbers 0 to 10 on popsicle sticks and we took turns drawing a stick and counting out the number of seed pods. I got this idea from Montessori Beginnings, but I turned it into a game.
Later, when Bear is more inclined, we will use this game to teach addition – choose two popsicle sticks, count out each and then figure out the total. I guess we were kind of indirectly already doing this, but Bear wasn’t very interested in “adding” her total number of seed pods.
How do you incorporate nature in teaching your child?