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Counting on Cupcakes
Learning Math with Wooden Play Food Cupcakes
We all know that Melissa and Doug offer exceptional wooden toys that our kids love so I just know you are going to love these beautifully crafted wooden cupcakes with the plastic frosting and dry-erase decorative markers. What you may not realize are all the ways that these cupcakes can be used to help your child understand mathematical concepts.
From counting cupcakes to writing number words, adding and subtracting to creating cupcake patterns, there is more to the Melissa and Doug Cupcakes than you can imagine.
So put on your hot mitt and take the cupcakes out of the oven . Let's start counting the cupcakes...
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The Melissa and Doug's Cupcakes - High Quality Play Food from Melissa and Doug
The Melissa and Doug Cupcake set comes with four cupcakes, 4 cupcake paper liners, a cupcake tin which holds the four cupcakes, dry erase markers that look like tubes of frosting for writing on the 4 plastic frosting pieces that fit nicely on each wooden cupcake.
Children can practice counting to 4 as well as one to one correspondence as they place the cupcakes in the cupcake tin and add frosting to each top. As they get older they can add the number of cupcakes and the number of frosting tops to discover that 4+4=8.
With 4 sets of Cupcakes you can easily add pattern making, multiplication and division activities as well as fractions and ratios.
Be sure your little chef uses the oven mitt to remove these 6 delectable-looking wooden cupcakes from their baking sheet. This special set has 4 dry erase markers shaped like icing tubes to decorate the smooth, wipe-off cupcake tops. With colorful baking cups and decorative wooden candles, these low-cal cupcakes will be the hit of birthday and tea parties!
Unpacking Melissa and Doug Wooden Cupcakes
Notice how large these cupcakes are. You can see that there is room to do lots of writing on the frosting. What a great place to create patterns. In fact, that is what math is all about, using numbers to describe patterns.
Let you child create pretty designs on each cupcake and then look for the patterns. Maybe there are five petals with dot in each one.. Count the petals. Now count the dots. 5 + 9 =10.
Cupcake Storage - Pop your cupcakes in the Oven
When you are ready to put your cupcakes away for the day, just pop them in the oven. I like this particular play kitchen because it matches the decor of my my house. The kids love pretending to bake cupcakes in the oven.
* Stove-sink combination
* Generous storage area
* Rounded edges and corners, and no pinch door
* Made of durable plywood
* Moisture and stain resistant
Children can write on the frosting
of their Wooden Cupcakes
With 4 sets of Cupcakes
you can easily add pattern making, multiplication and division activities as well as fractions and ratios.
Math with Play Food Cupcakes - Extra wooden cupcakes
I wonder if we could find good deals on multiple cupcake sets?
Wooden Cupcake Set - Wooden Cupcakes
Your children will delight in mixing and matching the icing on the tops of these wooden cupcakes by Melissa and Doug. They can count the cupcakes, match the tops using one to one correspondence and then practice their cursive by writing on the tops with special magic markers.
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