When our children reached the age of constantly counting (often incorrectly) everything around them, we headed outside for our first counting walk. Before we left, we wrote out a list of things they thought we could find outside. I guided them a little, but for the most part they chose the things for me to write/draw on the page. We gathered the camera and their notebooks and markers. When we got outside we checked the list and headed off in search of the first thing; trees. We counted all the trees we could see and then I wrote it on our chart and encouraged them to write about it in their journals. Once they were satisfied, we moved on to the next thing. At times one of them was more interested than the other and I followed their lead. Do not feel forced to finish your list or only count things on the list. Use it as a starting point and follow your child's lead.
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