As the weather gets nicer, the ocean is calling (although I would answer its call year round I think!) We are having fun with some ocean themed learning activities like these fish themed count and clip cards. The bright and colorful fish entice us to pick up the card and count them, and clothespin activities are always one of my favorites!
Fish Count and Clip Cards
To prepare the counting cards, simply print the download (below) and laminate. 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 the clothespins this way!
Once I had the cards laminated and cut out, I placed them in a basket with clothespins on the math workshop area for a math choice/center.
My kids were excited to see a new counting set – they love clothespin activities as much as I do (see our clothespin activities for the year). They knew exactly how to use this set, and grabbed up a card and began to count.
After working on one to one correspondence and counting, they worked on number identification by finding the right number to clip. Finally, when they clipped the clothespin on the answer, they were building up the strength in their writing muscles too – a bonus!
We 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.
Grab Your Set
Ready to count? Grab your clothespins and download your free copy of the count and clip cards by clicking the yellow button below!
More Number and Counting Resources
Learning your numbers and counting too? These resources are sure to give your kids a boost!