Do you have any young dinosaur fans around? I know I do! When my students are interested in something, I try to play off that interest and build on it with our learning activities. When it comes to my dinosaur fans, we engage in plenty of fun dinosaur books, practice number and color words with our own dinosaur emergent readers, and then keep building on those skills during math workshop with these fun and free Dinosaur Counting Cards!
*Pair with our Counting Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Dinosaur Counting Cards
There are two sets of dinosaur counting cards. One set has numbers, and the second set has number words. This means you can differentiate for your students, or use one set for a while and then move on to the other!
To get the cards ready, I print them out and laminate them. I will often use cardstock if I am using the school laminator to add extra durability!
Like with most of what I print, if I use my home laminator and lamination sheets (they are so much better!!), I just use plain paper.
RELATED RESOURCE: Emergent Readers – Number Collection
How to Play
Students count the dinos on the cards and then use a clothespin to clip the correct number or number word. We use clothespins because they are great for building up those fine motor skills!
Teacher Tip: You could also have students cover the correct number or number word with fun manipulatives or use a dry erase marker to circle their answer if the cards are laminated.
I use the cards during math workshop in one of our bins for small groups. I put all of them in there together since my kids are all at different levels with what they are ready for (some are ready for number words and some are not) but you could decide if you want to use both, or just focus on one set at a time.
Your kids are sure to love practicing their counting skills with these super fun Dinosaur Counting Cards!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start counting and clipping? You can grab your own free set of the Dinosaur Counting Cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!
More Dinosaur Fun
For even more awesome dinosaur fun, check out these activities from some amazing kid bloggers!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Dinosaur Matching Puzzles Free Printable // Powerful Mothering
Dinosaur Playdough Kit // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Dinosaur Counting Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Dinosaur Matching // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Dinosaur Guessing Game // Play & Learn Everyday
Free Editable Dinosaur Name Plates // Fairy Poppins
Free Dinosaur Number Puzzles // Playdough to Plato
Dinosaur Egg Colour Matching // Teach Me Mommy
How to Stomp Out Dinosaur Sized // Sugar Aunts
Dinosaur Colours and Numbers Busy Bag // Adventures of Adam
Dinosaur Emergent Reader // The Kindergarten Connection
Free Dinosaur Subitizing Game // Fairy Poppins
Dinosaur Sensory Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Dinosaur Letter Tracing // Modern Preschool
(Not Shown) Dinosaur Busy Bag // Study at Home Mama
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