Free Pumpkin Number Mats

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Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the cooler weather, the seasonal festivities, and doing fall-themed activities in my classroom! Sometimes it is fun to incorporate a bit of the season into our daily learning if we can. We love pumpkin-themed activities such as these free Pumpkin Number Mats, which are perfect for practicing counting and number formation in a fun way!

*Pair with our Printable Play Dough Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Ready for some fall-themed math fun? Practice counting and number formation with these free Pumpkin Number Mats!

Pumpkin Number Mats

To prepare these fun math mats for your students, first, print them out and laminate them so they hold up to the play dough and don’t tear. Then, grab your play dough and a dry erase marker and you are all set!

You can also use counters or other fun manipulatives such as mini erasers or pom poms to fill in the ten frames.

I like to use play dough for this activity because the pinching and forming of the number is great for strengthening little fingers and building up those writing muscles!

Pinching the play dough and forming the balls builds fine motor skills.

How to Play

To play, we first pinched off the pieces of play dough and rolled them into balls to fill in the ten frame. Then we formed the number with play dough.

When we were done filling in our ten frame and number, we practiced writing the number on the printing lines with a dry erase marker. We used fine tip dry erase markers so the students were able to grip them comfortably like a pencil.

After filling the ten frame, students will write the number on the line.

Teacher Tip: Store each dry erase marker in a kid’s sock. This makes an instant marker storage and eraser on the go!

These math mats work with numbers 1-10 and are great for learning number formation in a hands-on way. Plus, they’re perfect for introducing the concept of a ten frame and how it is used to show quantity and groups!

Students will use the play dough to fill the ten frame and the number in the corner of the mat.

Grab Your FREE Copy

Ready to work on number formation and ten frames with your students this fall? Get your free copy of the Pumpkin Number Mats by clicking the large, yellow download button below!

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Even More Fall Fun

For even more fall-themed ideas, check out these fabulous posts from some amazing kid bloggers!

17 Fall Activities for Kids. So many fun ideas in this roundup!

Fall Leaves In and Out Activity // Still Playing School

Pumpkin Alphabet Puzzles // Modern Preschool

Sunflower Playdough Mats for the Numbers 1-10 // Life Over Cs

Fall Leaves Quiet Book // Teach My Mommy

Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards // Playdough to Plato

Free Fall-Themed Mazes // Powerful Mothering

Free Pumpkin Colors Booklet // Stay At Home Educator

Fall Nature I Spy Bottle // Mama. Papa. Bubba.

Fall Alphabet // Preschool Inspirations

Fine Motor Spider // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Fall Interactive Book // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Free Pumpkin Number Mats // The Kindergarten Connection

Fall Playdough Busy Bag // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Counting with Acorns // Play and Learn Everyday

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing these! Looking forward to sharing with kinders so that they may demonstrate numbers in a variety of ways.

    1. We’re so happy you’re excited to use these number mats. Our kiddos love them! 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

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