This is a nice and simple activity with a Christmas theme to keep their maths skills ticking over during the holidays.

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Candy Cane cookie cutter – optional

I drew around a candy cane cookie cutter and wrote a number next to it. YC then had to draw on the correct number of lines needed for each candy cane.


YC found this pretty simple to do, but it is helpful for her to keep these sorts of activities going during the school holidays.

This activity may help development of:

  • Number recognition
  • Fine Motor Skills – holding a pen
  • Counting skills

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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