Have a go at making a cardboard number wall with your child. It is perfect for practicing counting and for working on developing a love of numbers and maths in general.

Thanks to Neha, from India, sent in this great counting and building a wall idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

We made an activity to practice numbers and the idea of being a community helper – like Construction workers for the preschoolers with recycled things easily available at home.

Step 1 : take a piece of cardboard and draw any scene for the house.

Step 2 : cut out the cardboard stripe and make little bricks, color them red /rust.

Step 3 : now write the numbers on the cardboard and ask little one to call out each number and paste the cardboard bricks on it.

It is a fine motor skill activity for kids with so many learning along.

photo of a cardboard wall, with a child's had gluing red/brown rectangles on.

Do you have any other projects planned?

we are planning Salt paint castle next with Princess.

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

My name is Neha. I am a working financial analyst and Mom of 4yo @sansajain

A photo of a whiteboard with the words build the wall written on.  Next to it are lots of mini red/brown bricks.  standing upright is a card board wall with numbers on

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Yes, be patient and do child-led plays.

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

UNO, Monopoly

What are your children’s favourite books?

Kindergarten rocks and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

What toys would you recommend to other parents?

Blocks, lego

Has this website and community helped you?

This website is amazing, it has so much for kids.

A cardboard cut out of a wall with a door, blue sky and a yellow sun