Family Blog Fun: Cottonball Counting

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Today we wanted to work on counting a bit. Noah can count pretty well, but Lizzie is still learning. This activity is very very simple, but very effective.

Cottonball Counting!


  • cotton balls
  • paper bag
Place the cotton balls into the bag. Ask the child to reach in and take out a handful of cotton balls. Count each cotton ball out loud. For older children, ask them to get as many cotton balls as possible and challenge them to grab more and more each time. 
This activity is good for counting, but also can be considered a sensory activity. It also teaches frugality by showing us how to have fun and utilize the things around our own homes!

I got the inspiration for this activity from here.

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2 thoughts on “Family Blog Fun: Cottonball Counting”

  1. Sure would! The reason I liked the cotton balls so much was because Noah enjoyed the challenge of holding as many in one hand as he could!

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