Egg carton stamping and counting in preschool

We have been talking about eggs this past week in my class so I thought I would combine a little counting and printing with this activity…

I set what I call “egg carton stampers” out on the table. My egg carton stampers are cleaned and washed egg cartons cut into 1, 2, 3, and 4 strips of egg carton cups. I cut two sets of each number of cups and stacked them together.  In the bottom of each egg carton cup, I put a little paint…

Before painting with the egg carton stampers, we reviewed our numbers one through four and counted the number of cups in each egg stamper. Some of the children caught on to this concept and others just enjoyed the painting process…

Simple but fun…

By |2011-09-29T06:00:39+00:00September 29th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Esther September 29, 2011 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Yay! Egg carton stamping is so much fun! We love it!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      We do too!

  2. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree September 29, 2011 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I like the idea of putting the paint inside the other egg carton to paint with. I love all the ideas with egg cartons! As an art teacher I used egg cartons for paint holders and they could easily be closed and the paint would keep for a week! Sometimes I would add drops of water to the paint if I kept it longer than a week.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      What was fun was that the children didn’t know there was paint inside until I showed them while we were doing our counting. They really thought that was cool!

  3. Kristina September 30, 2011 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Simple is my favorite. Love this!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 30, 2011 at 9:05 am - Reply

      I love simple too:)

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