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One Potato, Two Potato Game

Playing “One potato, two potato” helps children to:

  • Count slowly and carefully
  • Understand how we use numbers and what they mean
  • Enjoy helping to prepare and eat food

How to play

Sit down with your child and a bag of potatoes. Slowly count out the potatoes, putting each one carefully into their lap: “one potato, two potatoes…”

Give your child a bowl of water at a table, pour in the potatoes you need for your meal. S/he can scrub them clean with a brush and as each one is clean, line them up on the table saying “one potato, two potatoes …”

You can count them up again when serving.