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. This Counting Crows Number Practice activity encourages 1 to 1 correspondence and number identification skills in preschoolers and kindergarteners in a fun, game-like setting! It’s so versatile and can be used for independent work, small groups, or your fall math centers!
*Pair with our Fall Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten
Counting Crows Number Practice
This time of year I like to read lots of books about scarecrows and the farm with my preschoolers. One example is Kathi Appelt’s book, Counting Crows. In the story, the counting, rhyming, and descriptive words keep young readers engaged. This counting crows printable is the perfect activity to follow up this counting book!
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.
How to Prep
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.
How to Play
The object of the counting activity is to pick a card and count the number of crows on it. The focus is 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.
Find the number on the recording sheet that matches the same number of crows on the card and color in that crow.
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.
Keep picking cards and coloring crows until all 20 crows are colored in!
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If you are adding this counting crows activity into your math centers, one of the easiest ways to make sure that it can be accomplished independently is to write the correct number on the back of the cards with crows on them. This makes the activity self-checking!
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