Numeracy learning tray (3 - 4 year olds)

Learn to write numbers by tracing in flour

Home Learning

What to do?

A fun activity for home is to set up a learning tray for your child. Fill a tray with your choice of flour, sugar or equivalent. Show your child the numbers 1 - 10 and have them trace the number into the flour using their finger. This is a hands on way to incorporate numeracy in a fun and easy way with your child. Enjoy!

Writing numbers in sugar

Learning objectives

  • Developing numeracy
  • Fine motor development
  • Sensory development

Key words

  • Numbers 1 - 10

Discuss with your child

  • What number is this?
  • Where do you need to put your finger to start drawing the number?
  • How does the flour feel on your fingers?