Counting Book

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Create a counting book with these awesome paper bag books! If you like this craft, check out our Create a Storybook post which gives you more suggestions for how to use these great books.

What You’ll Need:
*4 Brown or White paper bags (lunch bag size)
*Construction paper
*Stickers/old magazines
*Hole Punch

*Stack the 4 paper bags, one on top of the other, with the folded side up and alternating the bag opening from right to left.

*Fold all the bags in half and punch four holes along the left side.
*String your ribbon through the holes and tie.

*Cut the construction paper into squares that will fit on each page of your book.

*On the first page of your scrapbook, write a dotted number 1. Have your child trace over the dotted line with a crayon. Using a block, toy, or other object, show them how much "one" is. Find a sticker or cut a picture out of an old magazine that shows "one" of something. Glue the image or place the sticker beside the number 1. Repeat with numbers through 10, 15, or 20.
*Decorate the front of your book and add a title.

*Send us a picture of your kids and their paper bag books we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*Ten Black Dots - at
*The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story & Crafts: another great way to work on counting with fun crafts by My Activity Maker.

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts sections of our site.