Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards

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Finding quick to assemble, practical, frugal center activities is essential to planning your days in the classroom. With all of the demands on educators, it’s difficult to find time to create new center activities. That’s why we love to make FREE printables that support our favorite people on the planet…teachers! Today, I’m excited to share with you these Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards that would be perfect all year long for your math center!

*Pair this with our Counting Centers & Activities

Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards FREE Printable

Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards

These Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards are going to brighten up your math centers and small groups in a big way!

Not only are they a FREE printable, ready for you to use right away, but they’re perfect to use in your classroom at anytime in the school year. All kids will like them because they’re just so neat and colorful!

You’re going to really like the many ways you can use them.

Let’s get started!

Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards FREE Printable, use wooden clothespin

How to Use these Clip Cards

I would suggest using these clips cards in a math center, small group or send home as homework.

If you have access to a laminator, you can laminate the clips cards for use over and over again.

Watch for my tips below if you don’t have access to a laminator or if you’re simply looking for a different way to use this printable in your classroom. 

Math Center

Place the Colorful Gems Count and Clips Cards in a basket or grab bag in your math center.

Include a variety of clothespins for children to use for this activity.

Children are asked to count the gems on each card and then clip a clothespin on the number that represents how many gems are on the card. The activity continues until all cards have been clipped.

Tip: children can ask a buddy to check their work for them.

Grab our FREE Colorful Gems Count and Clip Cards! They're perfect for your Kindergarten classroom math centers!


If you don’t have clothespins or want other options for using these clip cards then you might consider one of the following:

  • Use dry erase markers to color in the correct number on the bottom of the card (laminated clip cards)
  • Students can use crayons to circle the correct number on the bottom of the card (paper clip cards that aren’t laminated)
  • Students can use a dot sticker to place on the correct number on the bottom of the card (paper clip cards that aren’t laminated)

Grab Your Free Set

I do hope that you and your students enjoy using these FREE printable clip cards. If you’re ready to grab them, then click the large, blue button below!

For more counting fun, hop on over to see our Counting Bear Clip Cards!

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