Food Count

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
When he finishes this counting activity, your preschool child will get a tasty surprise.
Use an egg carton to play a fun counting game
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Food Count


  • Empty egg carton
  • Pen or marker
  • Small food items (raisins, cereal, chocolate chips, candies)


  1. Write the numbers 1 to 12 on the individual sections of an egg carton.
  2. Have your child count out each number using small food items.
  3. Then have her fill the numbered section with the correct number of items.
  4. Once the sections are filled, work in reverse, having your child identify each number, count the pieces, then eat them!