Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pedal to the Number


Since my daughter enjoys riding her bike I came up with an idea on incorporating number recognition and gross motor skills!

Initially, I was going to use bean bags to toss onto the numbers, which would have worked great but as I was preparing the activity my daughter was zooming around on her bike which made me think of using her bike instead.


As I called out a number my daughter would pedal to it.  Without planning on it she also got alot better at using her bike breaks!!




We learned numbers, used our gross motor skills and got a ton of exercise going up and down and all around our driveway!

If you would like to try this activity keep in mind that you can gear it towards whatever it is your child is currently learning.  It could be things like shapes, letters, colors, sight words, etc..

Here are some of our other posts on ideas for learning numbers:

Helicopter Number Hide n' Seek

Learn double digits re-using play doh containers

Egg match up 

Jump to the number









30 comments:

  1. I love this idea! So easy and fun!

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  2. This is so cute! I love it. My kids love to jump to numbers or shapes. I will have to remember this when they can finally ride a bike :)

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  3. What a great idea! My boys will both love this!

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    1. Thanks, Just A Touch Of Crazy! I hope your boys have a blast with it!

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  4. Such a brilliant idea and perfect for Summer. Thanks so much for sharing with the Monday #pinitparty. I have pinned :)

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  5. I like this idea. We don't have enough space to do it sadly.

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    1. Angela, you could set something like this up at a quiet tennis court. Bring along some chalk and a bike and your good to go!

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  6. This looks so much fun (and what a cute bike too)! ;)
    Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials

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  7. This looks great! I love it when you can combine two skills into one activity and it's still fun! My daughter is just starting to ride a tricycle, so we aren't quite ready for this activity, but I'll pin it for later.

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  8. What a great idea! I think my daughter would really enjoy this! And we could do it with letters for my youngest - excellent!

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    1. Yes letters too! I even did it with my 8 year old except I called out multiplication problems and he had to find the correct answer! He used is scooter instead of his bike!

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  9. What an fun, fun idea! I'm pinning this for later, and am so glad you linked up with us at The Thoughtful Spot!

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  10. Such a fun and clever idea! My girls would love this!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesdays last week. Your link is very much appreciated! Hope to see you again, starts tonight @ 8pm CST. http://3glol.net/2014/07/07/teach-tuesday-3glol-11/

    Have a great week!

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  12. Love this idea. It combines school with something they love. Plus, it's easy to set up, which I love.

    Thanks for sharing this on the #homeschoollinkup!

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    1. Lisa, my daughter had so much fun with this that I don't think she realized she was learning!!

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  13. so many skills all in one! #Outdoorplayparty

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    1. Yes Coombe it was such a fun activity!!

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  14. This is a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing. We'll be doing this with our preschooler. Thanks for the post.
    www.mommycrusader.com

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  15. Brilliant idea! Your little one obviously love it too. Thanks so much for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party :-)

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