My daughter loved this activity around 28 months. It was about the time when I noticed her interest in counting numbers.
Start with your first colored paper. Choose any one color to represent one number. (I chose orange for #1). Place your first colored paper in the printer and print each number with its designated color. Then cut!
REPEAT these steps for the rest of the colored paper and numbers. You will be printing each number twice (big version and small version).
Save the bottom portion of the small version of the numbers. You will be using the bottom portion to make the tubes that will go on the wall.
Time to cut the white card stock into small squares. (about 5″ x 5″) Then glue your small numbers and hearts on the white squares. Each number/color gets a card.
Time to tape your white card stock squares with the small numbers and small hearts to sticks. (I used color pencils to help color coordinate)
Time to make the colored tubes! I used staples to form the tubes. I like to use the extra paper from each colored card stock after cutting the small numbers printables.
Time to tape the large numbers and large hearts and its designated tube color to the wall. I simply used scotch tape!
Now your little one has a fun number learning game. Enjoy!