Here is an easy hands-on activity you can do with your child.

Buy a bead Christmas tree garland at any craft, box or dollar store.

Printout these arrows–

Print out the blank arrows for counting by 5’s

The others have 10’s already printed on them.

Just count down the beads and put down the correct number arrow marker.

For a writing exercise-use this graph type paper to do skip counting. Cut the paper in thirds, tape together to make a long ribbon of paper.

Write down the number “1” -count down to ten and write the number “10” and so on. I would do the activity verticle rows-it’s easier to visualise. Start with the 10’s-most kids find it easier! Of course, do what is best for your child.

Kids love to see how long they can make the paper ribbon.