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In early childhood classrooms, we definitely love our counting bears! Using manipulatives in our learning makes our day so much more playful and engaging, and that’s what this activity pack is all about. These printable Counting Bear Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten are filled with resources that are easy-prep and designed to pair perfectly with counting bears!
Printable Counting Bear Activities
This pack of counting bear activities will add tons of fun to your math and literacy centers. With over 100 pages of hands-on, low-prep activities, it’s a win for both teachers and students!
These printable resources are the perfect way to incorporate even more playful and meaningful learning into your day-to-day lessons. We even included teacher instructions and black and white copies of each printable!
Check out a few of the activities in this counting bear pack below…
Flip and Cover Letters
Letter recognition and letter writing are important skills that we practice all year long. This Flip and Cover Letters Activity is an interactive way to practice these skills!
Choose a letter card and cover it with a counting bear (uppercase and lowercase versions included!). Trace the letter on the provided recording sheet.
Comparing Weight Scale Cards
Measuring and comparing can be done in lots of ways so why not use counting bears? These Comparing Weight Scale Cards are always a hit in the classroom!
Use a balance scale to weigh the number of bears on the card. Record the comparisons on the recording sheet.
Sort by size OR color with the Counting Bear Sorting Mats. Choose the mats that will work best with the counting bears you have.
For the Sort by Color version, choose a counting bear and place it in the circle with the corresponding color word.
Pattern Practice Mats
This pack includes 4 Pattern Practice Mats to choose from (AB, ABB, AAB, or ABC)! If a certain color of bear is not available then we suggest cutting the mats into strips and using the strips that work for you. Or you could color your own patterns for students using the black and white printables at the end of this file!
To play, simply use the counting bears to complete the patterns on the mat.
Syllable Counting Cards
While we love clapping out syllables, these Syllable Counting Cards are another hands-on and engaging way to count syllables!
Choose a card, read the word, and use counting bears to show the number of syllables. Write the correct answer on the recording sheet.
I Can Count Strips
The I can Count Strips are perfect for working on counting to 5 and 10 (both versions included!). Choose which version works best for your students or use different strips for each kid based on their level.
Your students will love counting bears and filling up the circles on the strips – it’s great practice for one-to-one correspondence!
Even More Counting Bear Activities…
This pack of printable counting bear activities includes engaging resources for strengthening the following skills:
- letter recognition
- fine motor
- rhyming words
- CVC words
- number recognition
- 2D shapes
- ordinal numbers
- graphing and data collection
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