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Learning to count aloud is one thing, but we know that counting objects with one-to-one correspondence, understanding quantity, subitizing, and matching sets to numbers is quite another! In fact, A LOT goes into counting. Kids need practice with counting to gain confidence and build a solid foundation for future math skills. Why not make that practice fun with these easy-prep, hands-on Counting Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten?
Counting Activities and Centers
This pack of print-and-play counting centers is perfect for teaching early number skills in an engaging way and is great for use any time of the year.
That’s right – since these activities don’t follow a specific theme or season, you can pull them out anytime you want. Use them for math centers, small groups, independent work – you name it!
Plus, with many of the activities containing options for both Pre-K and Kindergarten, it makes it perfect to find just what you need for your early learners.
Here’s a quick look at just some of our favorite counting activities!
Frog on a Log
Have fun with centers that get kids recognizing numbers and counting with this super fun “Frog on a Log” game.
First, the students pick a frog number card. Then they can count the number of mini frogs that they need and add them to the log on the game mat!
Gum Ball Drop
In “Gum Ball Drop”, students will build fine motor skills while also strengthening counting skills by adding in simple tools like clothespins. Your students will love counting and clipping!
Give the Dog a Bone
Watch your students enjoy centers that have fun themes and are games they WANT to play! They are sure to have a blast counting and “feeding” the cute puppy in “Give the Dog a Bone.”
Just add unifix cubes and you have a fun counting center ready to go with “Stack It!”
Dice and crayons make the perfect pair for this beginner addition game of “Balloon Pop!” It comes in a simple counting version too!
What Else is Included?
This pack contains a variety of fun counting cards and mats to 20! Just add manipulatives to work on one-to-one correspondence. And picking up the small items is great for building up those fine motor skills!
Work with 10 and 20 frames, and be able to differentiate for your students by choosing between the “beginner” counting activity cards or the regular cards (not filled in for them to match).
Sort numbers to 20 on the table or in a pocket chart (they fit great) by looking at the variety of ways to make a number.
Have fun putting together number puzzles by counting, using ten frames, twenty frames, and reading numerals.
Or, remove the middle piece and just have a 10 or 20 frame puzzle!
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