Astronaut Lion is exploring space, and he wants you and your child to count all the stars, aliens, rockets and planets you see onscreen. The Cosmic Counting
game, part of our Augmented Reality project, is an out-of-this-world way for kids to practice their matching and counting skills. One, two, three, go!How to Play
Print and then cut out all the space objects (pdf
). When you're done, click "Play" and enable* your webcam. Lion will prompt kids by saying, "Show me the space objects you see on the screen by holding up the correct printout to your webcam." If kids hold up the right printout, Lion will count aloud the number of space objects (enjoy the cute animations!), and encourage kids to count, too. Kids will have tons of fun matching and counting because the number of stars, rockets, planets and aliens appear randomly. It's never the same game twice!System Requirements
- standard web camera
- any Intel-based PC or Mac
- IE 7+, Firefox 3.0+ or Safari 3.0+
- Adobe Flash 10.1 plug-in
- Adobe Flash Reader
- a laser or inkjet printer
*Please note that you will NOT be recorded when you enable your webcam.
We want to hear from you! Did you and your child enjoy counting along with Lion in Cosmic Counting? Send us an email, tell us on Facebook or comment below. Thanks!