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Introducing #4

Making the mark of "X"  and using calendar to learn #4

Month 4 · Activity 6 ·   Numbers  


  • Look at calendar together and review any special dates - birthday or events - to put on the calendar for this month
  • On the calendar, let child make 4 X ’s where the number 4 is for each month.  Do this for all 12 months 
  • For each month ask them to select one of the colored crayons red, yellow, or blue to make the X ‘s 
  • Encourage child to count aloud 1,2,3,4 when making the appropriate X's


Making an X can be hard for a young child.  Let adult make the first diagonal line and child makes the second line to cross the line.


  • calendar
  • red, blue, yellow crayons 
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills