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Coupon Collage

Coupon Collage
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Help children recognize numerals 1-10.

45 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


  • Coupon Inserts (Available in newspapers or magazines)
  • Scissors (Safety scissors for child use)
  • Glue stick
  • Construction paper (Assorted Colors)
  • Markers (Assorted Colors)


  1. Provide children with coupon inserts from newspapers or magazines.
  2. Before cutting, instruct children they will be looking for the numbers 1-10 in the coupons they cut.
  3. Have children cut coupons out using safety scissors.
  4. Glue cut coupons onto paper.
  5. Once dry, have children circle/box/highlight numbers 1-10.
For younger children, cut coupons prior to activity.
Associated Activity
Instead of looking for numbers, children could look for coupons based on a category (i.e. breakfast foods, snack foods, parts of a healthy meal, etc.).
Tips & Tricks
When looking for the numbers 6, 8, and 9 on coupons, try looking at the expiration date.

Developmental skills