Sunday, January 25, 2015

Counting Peas Busy Bag {Free Printable}

If there's one thing that is truly loved in our house, it's books. Especially alphabet books. The extreme love of alphabet books may have something to do with J's hyperlexia, but we have truly enjoyed our fair share of ABC books over the years. One alphabet book that my boys love is LMNO Peas. It's a super cute ABC book that inspired this counting peas busy bag. It comes with a free bilingual printable and encourages one-to-one correspondence, counting, and language learning.

Counting Peas busy bag to accompany the book LMNO Peas {with free bilingual printable} from And Next Comes L

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This activity is part of the new Book Club Play Dates series that we're launching with some other fabulous kid bloggers. Each month we will give you a book and five accompanying activities (craft, snack, busy bag, game, and sensory activity) so that you can enjoy some hands-on learning and fun with your own kid book club at home. This month's book is LMNO Peas by Keith Baker, an adorable alphabet book featuring a cool cast of peas. We decided to make a printable busy bag to practice counting peas!

For this counting peas busy bag, you will need:

Print, cut, and laminate the counting peas cards. Then encourage the kids to count the peas after you read the story LMNO Peas. My boys absolutely love this book and we have signed it out from the library numerous times over the years.

The printable shows the numeral form as well as the written word in both English and French. Since J is in French Immersion, this busy bag was a great way to reinforce his French vocabulary. For three year old K, it was a great way to practice one-to-one correspondence and number recognition, in addition to building the literacy component in two languages.

Free printable counting peas busy bag from And Next Comes L

Free printable counting peas busy bag from And Next Comes L


Don't forget to check out the rest of the LMNO Peas inspired activities so that you can complete your own Book Club Play Date at home!

Snack: LMNO Peas Soup from Still Playing School
Sensory Activity: LMNO Peas Sensory Bin from House of Burke
Craft: Parachuting Peas Craft from Craftulate
Game: Preschool Alphabet Game for LMNO Peas from Fun-A-Day!

Counting Peas busy bag to accompany the book LMNO Peas {with free bilingual printable} from And Next Comes L
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