Fall is here and we are just loving this time of year in preschool! There is so much learning fun to be had with apples, acorns, pumpkins, and turkeys, but I’m guessing crows normally get overlooked. After reading Kathi Appelt’s book, Counting Crows, with my preschoolers multiple times, we’ve decided that these black birds belong in the fall line up too! In the story, the counting, rhyming, and descriptive words keep young readers engaged. The perfect activity to follow up this counting book is our Counting Crows Number Practice printable!
Counting Crows Number Practice
This learning center activity includes a printable recording sheet that has 20 crows and a scarecrow. Each crow has a number 1-20 printed on it. The file also includes 20 cards with different numbers of crows on them.
Print out the counting activity below. Cut apart the cards with the crows on them and laminate them for added durability.
The object of the counting activity is to pick a card and count the number of crows on it.
Find the number on the recording sheet that matches the same number of crows on the card and color in that crow.
Keep picking cards and coloring crows until all 20 crows are colored in!
In my preschool classroom, activities that I use during small group learning centers are introduced during our meeting times as a large group. So we would play one version of the Counting Crows Number Practice activity together as a group.
The focus would be on the importance of counting each crow on the card from left to right to find the correct number of crows.
The cards with crows on them can be put in a basket in the middle of the work area. Each child in the group can pick a card and work on counting the crows. This activity is a great way for the children in the group to work together and double check each other’s counting accuracy.
One of the easiest way to make sure that the counting activity can be accomplished independently is to write the correct number on the back of the cards with crows on them in pencil! This makes the activity self-checking.
Counting the crows encourages 1 to 1 correspondence and number identification skills in preschoolers and kindergarteners in a fun, game-like setting.
Download your own copy and practice counting crows by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for more print and play centers for fall, hope over and grab our Fall Math and Literacy Centers!
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