Counting with Cheerios!

My toddler (18mo) loves a number placemat we have. Whenever he sees numbers, he says ‘six’, or occasionally ‘two’. Not necessarily at the right numbers, but he is getting there. Small counters are still a no-go for him as he loves to put everything in his mouth. Edible counters though – perfect! So I came up with this Cheerios number game for him.

I took five muffin cases, and filled them with the correct number of cheerios and put them on the corresponding number (for numbers 1-5). I then counted them loudly with him and tried to get him to repeat the number back to me.

We then had fun trying to put the cheerios on the pictures for numbers 6-10. Occasionally a cheerio would go missing as it was consumed, but hey-ho, I had lots of them! We counted as we went along.

He really had so much fun with this, and it was so quick I will definitely do it again.

If you like the number placemat we used, here is the link. Please note that this is an affiliate link, which means that if you purchase the mat here I get a small commission at no cost to you.




Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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