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Counting Feet

by Early Math Counts

Counting FeetThese counting feet remind me of the old-timey cartoons where people are dancing and following the numbered feet to learn the steps.Dance StepsI think having a few sets of these counting feet in a classroom could be so much fun. I can imagine setting them out  in funny patterns so that when children follow the numbers in order (stable-order rule) but they might have to jump over and around to go from 1 to 2 to 3, etc. You could also lay them out for follow-the-leader, a line dance, or for lining up.

These would be easy to make using foam sheets, shoe stencils and scissors.  If you look closely, you can see that the right shoes are always even, and the left shoes are always odd.  This small detail can really make a difference in use, so be sure to make rights and lefts so they make sense to the children.


6 Replies to “Counting Feet”

  1. This is a concept I didn’t think to try with young infants and toddlers to bring it into the classroom. Looking at music and having it be brought into the classroom is another idea at bringing new material to learn math in.

  2. I love this idea! Children love the fun of stepping in other foot prints, using them to count, and figure out even and odd numbers is just fun in learning!!

  3. I love how left and right feet can be printed on different paper for visual pattern for the children to follow as well as number sequencing! I love this activity!

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