Candy Cane Counting Activity

This holiday activity is a great way for pre-schoolers to develop fine motor skills while learning to count and practice other valuable math skills. Try candy cane counting with the simple instructions below!

Supplies Needed:


  1. Bend the white pipe cleaner into a candy cane shape.
  2. Put a small piece of tape around the bottom of the pipe cleaner. Write a number on it.
  3. Put the red beads in a bowl or container.
  4. Have your child count the correct number of beads and place them on the pipe cleaner to fill the candy cane!


This is such a great, hands-on way for young children to explore one to one correspondence. For older children, you can try using different colored beads. Each bead can represent a value (red are one’s, blue are ten’s and green are hundred’s). With this more advanced version, you can ask your child to make four hundred and thirty-two with the multi-colored beads and give them a challenge.

Friday Fundays- School Readiness Workshops

You are invited to The Promise Resource Center’s NEW child-centered workshop series! Every Friday in August we will host school readiness workshops focused on children aged 2-5 years old who will be entering the school-age soon! Our first Friday Funday will be held on August 5th from 10AM-11AM. The cost is $5 per child over the age of 2. Children in attendance will complete make and take activities, receive books and other games, and enjoy a snack. Pete the Cat is our first workshop’s theme. Kids will decorate their very own white shoe, read Pete the Cat books and play games involving the wildly popular and beloved character, Pete. Children will also receive a free Rita’s Italian Ice coupon to use at the Italian Ice stand right down the street from PRC! Parents and providers in attendance will be entered to win a Dr. Seuss prize pack that includes decor, school supplies and more.  Please register in advance by calling PRC at 301-290-0040 or emailing with your name, phone number and the number of children you will be bringing. We can’t wait to see you there!

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