As the weather gets warmer, the ocean is calling (although I would answer its call year-round I think!). In the classroom, we are having fun with some ocean-themed learning activities like these free Fish Count and Clip Cards. Clothespin activities are a hit in Pre-K and Kindergarten and these bright and colorful fish will have your students excited to start counting and clipping!
*Pair with our Kindergarten Math and Literacy Clothespin Clip Cards BUNDLE!
Fish Count and Clip Cards
To prepare this activity, start by printing (download below) and laminating the clip cards. You will want to laminate them so that you can use them over and over again. They will hold up much better against little hands and clothespins this way.
Once the cards are laminated, cut them out. Place them in a basket with clothespins and this activity is ready to add to your math centers!
Don’t have clothespins? No problem! Another great reason to laminate the cards is so kids can use dry erase markers to circle the correct number.
How to Use the Count and Clip Cards
My students were excited to see a new clip card set in our math centers. They love clothespin activities as much as I do! We use clothespin clip cards in our math and literacy centers all year long so they knew exactly how to use this set. During center time my kids immediately grabbed a fish card and started counting and clipping.
As a teacher, I love using these clip cards because they strengthen so many skills! After working on one-to-one correspondence and counting, the kids practiced number recognition by finding the right number to clip. Finally, while they clipped the clothespin on the answer, they worked on building up their fine motor skills too – a bonus!
My students kept counting and clipping until all of the cards had been used.
This set goes to 12, so it is perfect for preschoolers and early kindergarten students that are being introduced to counting sets!
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