The Bedbug Counting Game

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BEDBUGS?!?! EWWWWW! It was a good enough reason to make my son NOT touch the beans in the bowl! My son is in occupational therapy to help with his fine motor skills, and so we are always looking for fun and unique ways to help him “practice” while having fun. Today I came up with the Bedbug Counting Game.
All you will need is a small dish of beans (any kind), tweezers, and paper. On the paper I drew two lines in each direction as you see above (looks like a giant tic tac toe board), and gave each square a number. The object was to use the tweezers to pick up the beans (bedbugs!) and place them in the squares. The square labeled 2 needed 2 bedbugs, the square labeled 7 needed 7, etc. That’s it! We developed a whole story around it how we had to send all of the bedbugs safely home so they couldn’t bite. Get creative! Below we took a video using our new GeoSafari Tuff Cam that Educational Insights sent us to try out. So far we LOVE it! We can’t wait to try it out in my husband’s classroom!! Considering it’s a kids video camera the image is pretty awesome!

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  1. I love this idea! Where did you find the tweezers? I have had an awful time finding them.

  2. The Teachers Wife says:

    We found those tweezers inside a bug kit at the Dollar Tree. It was only $1 for the whole kit and I actually think the tweezers are all we have left of it!! 🙂 Walgreens has the same bug kits but they are a couple bucks…

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