Paper Plate Jellyfish Counting using Dot Stickers Kids Activity
This easy peasy counting activity for kids was so much fun!
I included a bit of my crafty side to this poster board by using paper plates.
I then created a simple jellyfish number activity using dot stickers that was loads of fun! 😀
So, let’s delve deeper into how I made this craft for kids with a twist into early learning!
Related: Looking for another fun crafty early learning activity? Check out this post right here.
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Jellyfish tentacles counting
This activity was so much fun!
My littlest enjoyed learning about counting with this jellyfish craft.
Here are the steps I took to put this simple craft together:
Note: Get your littles involved in the coloring of the jellyfish. It will make it that much more fun for them (learning through play.)
Cut however many paper plates you will use in half. (These will be the jellyfish.)
Then, draw eyes to each of the jellyfish half paper plates.
Align them on the poster board to see how you will glue them on.
Then, draw different colored lines to them if you’d like to learn about colors.
Draw regular lines if you just want to learn about counting. Get creative with it.
Use elmers glue to secure the jellyfish onto the poster board.
Write numbers on top of the jellyfish that equal to the amount of tentacles of the jellyfish.
Voila! You’ve a simple dot sticker activity. 🙂
Counting with jellyfish
Each jellyfish had a different amount of tentacles.
For instance, the 1 had 1 tentacle, the 2 had 2 tentacles and so on and so forth.
My LO filled dot stickers onto the tentacle of the jellyfish with one tentacle.
Then, on the jellyfish with 2 tentacles she added dot stickers to the two tentacles on the poster board.
I incorporated a bit of color matching but you can just add one dot sticker to the one and then two dot stickers to the two to make it a bit of a less advanced approach.
The paper plate jellyfish were really cool because they gave off this 3D effect of them popping out which was neat!
And, like I said you can always have your LO decorate them before adding them onto the poster board with glue.
This will allow for them to be more engaged and learning with a piece of something they made.
Creative uses for paper plates
Here are some ideas of creative uses for paper plate activities:
Create a whale with half paper plates.
Make a bear with a paper plate.
DIY ladybug paper plate craft.
Rainbow Craft with a paper plate.
Turtle Shell with a paper plate.
Make a flower with a paper plate.
Ocean scene with a paper plate.
Pumpkin for Halloween with a paper plate.
What other fun paper plate crafts can you think of? Leave a comment below! 😀